Joshua Rice

Joshua Rice

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Rock - Alternative | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Total Song Plays: 1,532   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 10/19/2018

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Song Description

Musically inspired by Toots Hibbert, who added Memphis Soul to reggae and ska. The lyrics are autobiographical - this is my story.

Story Behind the Song

After spending my youth as an off-the-grid hustler I got ripped off and lost everything. I ended up with a straight job that barely paid the bills and got trapped in a debt spiral. There's no way out.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Nice happy song, sounds very good as well.

    - Du Lac
Lyrics

there was a time i was just a boy
i made a little money
i drank some wine and made a lot of noise
i never saw the end coming
now i'm just another working man
without a dime to my name
i lost everything i had
in a suckers game

now i got to work until i fall down
just to keep the wolves away from the door
i ain't lookin for a handout
but i can't take it any more
look at me


(workin too hard)
workin every day workin every night
got me workin like a mad dog
(workin too hard)
i got to keep it up
i got to keep on workin

once i had a life i took it slow and easy
i used to get my breakfast in bed
i had my kids at my feet
but hard times were coming
i got caught in the rat race
now every day is like the one before
like i'm runnin in place

take a look at where i wound up
just trying to make through every day
i ain't lookin for a handout
but i can't live this way

(workin too hard)
workin every day workin every night
got me workin like a mad dog
(workin too hard)
i got to keep it up
i got to keep on workin

Song Length
5:01
Genre
World - Reggae/Carribean
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Stressed

Subject Matter
Poverty
Similar Artist
Toots Hibbert
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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