Work till you die

from by The Undercover Hippy



You gotta work until the day that you die
Never knowing why
Rather be getting high than getting
Sweaty in a tie
So why do we do it?
Maybe God is just a sly work-master
Sitting up in heaven getting plastered
While I’m down here and life keeps
Getting so much faster

Before you know I’m gon have a
Wife and a daughter
Cause every day I’m living now
The days are getting shorter
There’s gotta be more to
My being born
Cause every single morning, well
I wake and I yawn and I say to myself
Hey hey
The sky’s still grey
So what am I gonna do today?

What am I gonna do tomorrow
Maybe borrow some dough
And go and drown my sorrow till I throw
I don’t know
Maybe I should go
To the pub
To think about it
Then I won’t feel so
Tired I’m gonna get
wired it isn’t my
fault events conspired
to make me
do these things to this mind of mine
living at a pace that is my decline

and if I don’t
take the time
just to sit right back and unwind
well I’m probably never gon find
find my peace of mind
peace of mind

Cause time is only relative to
How long your alive
And the speed that you’re living at
Determines how long you survive
Your heart’s only got so many beats in it
And every time your stress your getting
Closer to your limit yeah
Well maybe life is a race
But if you wanna win it
You gotta move slowly
Minute by minute yeah
Hour by hour
And day by day
Cause if you think in years
Well your life it’s gonna slip away
Before you know it you’ll be back in the earth’s crust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

and if I don’t
take the time
just to sit right back and unwind
well I’m probably never gonna find
find my peace of mind
peace of mind


from Demo, released May 1, 2008


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The Undercover Hippy Bristol

The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. ... more


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