Andy Budd

Andy Budd

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Country - General | Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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Member Since: 2007
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Plays:

36

Song Description

HArd work, poverty and sacrifice are just the dues you pay in life. To have a life worth living there will be dues to pay

Story Behind the Song

Starting out my adult life at the bottom of the ladder and working my way up - I survived the hard times and made it

Lyrics

The Dues I Paid By Andy Budd - Copyright 2006 - All Rights Reserved

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

Chorus:
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 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 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

Chorus:

Bridge:
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

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
Got a couple of scars to prove it, but all my dues are paid

Repeat last two lines and fade out

Song Length
3:37
Genres
Country - General, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Jovial

Subject Matter
Encouragement, Life


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Andy Budd
Music Credits Andy Budd
Producer Credits Norman Bergen
Publisher Credits AGB Management, Inc. (ASCAP) / What You Hear Music ( ASCAP)
Performance Credits Andy Budd
Label Credits AGB Management, Inc