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  1. Dues I Paid

From the recording Dues I Paid

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My first car was 'an ol' Rambler….,just a fifty-dollar sled / My first house was a trailer, just a kitchen, bath & bed / When I couldn't pay the rent they put me on the street / What good is a place to stay if ya can't afford to eat / I had no place to go so I just lived in that old car / Sometimes you gotta suck it up, that's just the way things are

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM BUT BACK IN THE OLDEN DAYS / BACK WHEN CHRIST WAS STILL A CORPORAL. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID / NOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM, BUT BACK IN MY YOUNGER DAYS / BACK WHEN MUSCLE CARS HAD MUSCLE. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID

My first job I was overworked and severely underpaid / A hundred bucks a week, working six twelve hour days / It was the hardest job I ever had. Now, that's the gospel truth / If I complained the boss 'd say, "suck it up and pay your dues." / Life gives back what you put in, My grandpa used to say / To have a life worth livin', son, there will be dues to pay

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM BUT BACK IN THE OLDEN DAYS / BACK WHEN CHRIST WAS STILL A CORPORAL. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID / NOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM, BUT BACK IN MY YOUNGER DAYS / BACK WHEN MUSCLE CARS HAD MUSCLE. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID


A hard days work, won't kill ya, you'll pass out before you die / Tough times don't last, / Tough peo-ple do, someday you'll realize / What don't kill ya makes ya stronger, I'm here to testify

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM BUT BACK IN THE OLDEN DAYS / BACK WHEN CHRIST WAS STILL A CORPORAL. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID / NOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I COME FROM, BUT BACK IN MY YOUNGER DAYS / BACK WHEN MUSCLE CARS HAD MUSCLE. LET ME TELL YA ‘BOUT THE DUES I PAID

Today, I’m under-worked …and some say, over paid / Some folks say I've been lucky, but I earned every dime I’ve made. / Today, I’ve got the top down, cruisin’ the boulevard / Ain’t it funny, how lucky a man can get when he’s been working hard

AND NOW, YOU KNOW WHERE I COME FROM. I SURVIVED THOSE EARLY DAYS / I GOT A COUPLE OF SCARS TO PROVE IT, BUT ALL MY DUES ARE PAID