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"Work"
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album _Songs For Drella_
(Lou Reed/John Cale, 1990)

written by Lou Reed/John Cale
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        Andy was a Catholic
        the ethic ran through his bones
        He lived alone with his mother
        collecting gossip and toys

        Every Sunday when he went to church
        he'd kneel in his pew and he'd say
        "It's work
        all that matters is work"

        He was a lot of things
        what I remember the most
        He'd say, "I've got to bring home the bacon
        someone's got to bring home the roast"

        He'd get to the Factory early
        if you'd ask him he'd a told you straight out
        "It's work"

        No matter what I did it never seemed enough
        he said I was lazy, I said I was young
        He said, "How many songs did you write?"
        I'd written zero, I lied and said, "Ten"

        "You won't be young forever
        you should have written fifteen"
        It's work

        "You ought to make things big
        people like it that way
        And the songs with the dirty words
        make sure your record them that way"

        Andy liked to stir up trouble
        he was funny that way
        He said, "It's just work"

        Andy sat down to talk one day
        he said, "Decide what you want"
        "Do you want to expand your parameters
        or play museums like some dilettante"

        I fired him on the spot
        he got red and he called me a rat
        It was the worst word that he could think of
        I'd never seen him like that
        It was work
        I thought he said it's just work

        Andy said a lot of things
        I stored them all away in my head
        Sometimes when I can't decide what I should do
        I think what would Andy have said

        He'd probably say, "You think too much
        that's 'cause there's work that you don't want to do"
        It's work
        the most important thing is work
        It's work
        the most important thing is work



intro   {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (Andy was a Catholic ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (He lived alone with his mother ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (- Sunday when he went to church ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work, all that matters is work")

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (He was a lot of things ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (- got to bring home the bacon ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (He'd get to the Factory early ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work")

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (No matter what I did it never ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (- said, "How many songs did ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (- won't be young forever ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   ("You ought to make things big ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (- songs with the dirty words ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (Andy liked to stir up trouble ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (Andy sat down to talk one day ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (- want to expand your ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (- fired him on the spot ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- worst word that he could ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work, I thought he said ...)

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (Andy said a lot of things ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D}     (- I can't decide what I should ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}           (- probably say you think too ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work, the most important ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}   (- work, the most important ...)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}
        {D/G}{D...




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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