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Name a song about working for a living. #LaborDayTunes

I believe it was Huey Lewis who once said …I’m taking what they’re giving ’cause I’m workin’ for a livin’.    First of all I hope most of you are enjoying this labor day and having the day off (and for those of you like me who are working today … I hope you get holiday pay!!)  Hard work is good for the soul but having a soundtrack to get you through your working day truly helps.

I think the best lyrics that truly summed up the average person’s working experience were written by the legendary Dolly Parton.

Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin’
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Such a great song and film … I love Dolly.   But I decided to go in a different direction for my song choice..

Al Jourgensen was born in Cuba but has spent a lot of his life in the Chicago area.  He has been a big and influential part of this Chicago music scene with his band Ministry.  Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 in Chicago and received significant attention from music press regarding the band’s 1983 debut studio album, With Sympathy.   The album is full of great songs but I have always loved this one (although apparently Jourgensen hates it …ha ha)


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