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Everything to know about me
Is written on this page
The number you can reach me
My social and my age
Yes I served in the army
It's where I learned to shoot
Eighteen months in the desert
Pourin' sand out of my boots
No I've never been convicted of a crime
I could start this job at any time.

I got a strong back
Steel toes
I rarely call in sick
A good truck
What I don't know
I catch on real quick
I work weekends
If I have to
Nights and holidays
Give you 40
And then some
Whatever it takes
Three dollars and change at the pump
Cost of livin's high and goin' up.

I put Robert down as a reference
He's known me all my life
We attend the same church
He introduced me to my wife
Gave my last job everything
Before it headed south
Took the shoes off of my children's feet
The food out of their mouths
Yesterday my folks offered to help
But they're barely getting by themselves

I got a strong back
Steel toes
I rarely call in sick
A good truck
What I don't know
I catch on real quick
I work weekends
If I have to
Nights and holidays
Give you 40
And then some
Whatever it takes
Three dollars and change at the pump
Cost of livin's high and goin' up.

I'm sure a hundred others have applied
Rumor has it you're only takin' five

I got a strong back
Steel toes
I'm handy with a wrench
There's nothing I can't drive
Nothing I can't fix
I work sun-up to sun-down
Ain't too proud to sweep the floors
Bank has started calling
And the wolves are at my door
Three dollars and change at the pump
Cost of livin's high and goin' up.



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    UnregisteredMay 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Here I am got it going on, work hard everyday to provide, got a nice house, cars, then one day its all gone because once again the company didn't stop making products but headed south to another country where they can pay. 50 cents a hour labor & I'm left to try to figure out my survival tactics on less, no house, cars or anything the only thing going up is the price of everything.
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    It means that a man, (uh, women too, for that fact) looking for work to support his family can't find work because many jobs don't pay enough or have been taken to another country and yet we have americans who have to take the $8 to support their family and yet everything is going up except wages!
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    It shouldn't cost to live, now a days, we can't afford to live. All of us looking for jobs, most of us willing to work, most of us can work, we will do whatever it takes, and with our economy, its hard to support our families or take care of our health.

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