Other Shoe

Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.
The banker says in his experience,
Cream will always rise to the top.
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.

If the telephone rings nobody will pick up.
If the telephone rings nobody will pick up.
If the telephone rings and you pick up,
They say ‘Where’s our money, you worthless dogs?’
If the telephone rings nobody will pick up.

If they knock on the door nobody says a word.
If they knock on the door nobody says a word.
It might be friends, but probably not,
Serving papers for money that we ain’t got,
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.

(break)

I worked for the man every morning, night and day.
I worked for the man every morning, night and day.
But when times got hard he said, if you please,
We’re gonna ship your job somewhere overseas,
‘Cause them people work cheaper every morning, night and day.

I went downtown to try and find a job.
I went downtown to try and find a job.
They said, lawd have mercy, you sure are old.
We’re not hire ya, but we like your soul.
But don’t come around here, no, tryin’ to find a job.

The jobs in the papers hire only young and dumb.
The jobs in the papers hire only young and dumb.
They say it’s gettin’ better, just give it time.
Another five hundred people join employment lines,
‘Cause the jobs in the papers hire only young and dumb.

(break)

I asked social services to give me government aid.
I asked social services to give me government aid.
They shook their heads and said ‘probably not’,
You should be thankful for what you got.
You’re overqualified for makin’ minimum wage.

When they ask who’s happy nobody raises a hand.
When they ask who’s happy nobody raises their hand.
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
There ain’t no American dream no more.
We’re all sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.

Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.
Sittin’ here waitin’ for the other shoe to drop.

(Wicasta Lovelace)

Worked

  • 27 Mar 2010
  • 04 Aug 2010

Lyrics: Wicasta Lovelace
Music: Wicasta Lovelace

Copyright © 2010 by Windhaven Network

Updates

  • 04 Aug 2010 – Windhaven recorded a version of this song for their When The Winds Blow CD.
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