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​Graveyard Shift

This song is by Sawyer Brown and appears on the album Out Goin' Cattin' (1986).

The only way to make a livin' round here
Is down there on the loading dock
My daddy done it for 35 years
And old is all he ever got

Guess I was meant to follow in his footsteps
Just like an assembly line
But it's amazing how long the nights get
When I'm working on the graveyard shift
Yes I'm working on the graveyard shift

Wishin' I could give someone a piece of my mind
There must be somethin' better than this
Bein' buried alive where the sun never shines
Workin' on the graveyard shift

I've got some plans about leaving this place
Made 'em back in '79
But come next August I'll be up for a raise
Maybe even get off the line
So every mornin' over coffee at Denny's
Starin' out at I-95
I cuss the part of my soul that keeps sending me
Down there on the graveyard shift
Yes I'm working on the graveyard shift

Wishing I could give someone a piece of my mind
There must be somethin' better than this
Being buried alive where the sun never shines
Working on the graveyard shift

There'll be a better day
I know I'll find a way
That's what we learn to say
Working on the graveyard shift

Wishing I could give someone a piece of my mind
There must be somethin' better than this
Being buried alive where the sun never shines
Working on the graveyard shift

Yes I'm working on the graveyard shift
Wishing I could give someone a piece of my mind
There must be something better than this
Being buried alive where the sun never shines
Working on the graveyard shift

Yes I'm working, whoa-o
Wishing I could give someone a piece of my mind
There must be something better than this
Being buried alive where the sun never shines
Working on the graveyard shift