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24/7 Lyrics

Artist: Hugh Cornwell
Album: Beyond Elysian Fields

I'd like to meet the wandering jew who keeps his hands in his pockets for later
He's always been there controlling the scene but in his new suit he looks like a waiter
He's of the retiring kind but with a schedule that's fuller than Kissinger
He's grown a moustache since his wife went away but I have to say I don't think he's missing her
24/7 it's got to be the greatest job
24/7 just being Bob

He started out when I was at school when the teachers weren't cruel they were vicious
He strummed that guitar like he meant it and the women he knew were capricious
I couldn't wait to discover an E and then follow it with an A minor
Even the Beatles took note at the words that he wrote like a spider
24/7 it's got to be the greatest job
24/7 just being Bob

Meanwhile I got stuck in verse three when the black blood flowed down the metal
I left it around for about a thousand hours and then sure enough I started to meddle
So if you're listening please I'm down on my knees in the candles
I'm not stuck in Memphis at all but I sure heard the call and the scandal
24/7 it's got to be the greatest job
24/7 just being Bob

So Bob don't get me wrong I'm a fan but I can stay cool
I know what it's like to be put on the spot when your collar gets hot that's the rule
I understand why you constantly play because playing is work and it's fun
I hope you continue to grow because it's sure hard to stop once begun
24/7 it's got to be the greatest job
24/7 just being Bob

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