"BucketHat" Bobby - On The Pogey

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I go to work each morning'
Just like any other man.
I sweats me friggin' hole out,
Does everythin' I can.

But when the contract's over,
There ain't nothing to be afraid of.
We're hoping' that tomorrow
Is the day that we get laid-off.

From week to week to week
We pay our money to the feds
and the province, and the unions,
keepin' roofs (rooves?) above our heads.

So when the payroll stops,
We know that they will keep their word
To keep the cash-flow comin',
'Cause employment is insured

It's called the pogey, (It's called the pogey)
We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
Some people think we're lazy,
but they're makin' such a fuss

We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
It's just on the pogey, (It's just the pogey)
Givin' money to the government
So's they gives it back to us.

Some people like to work all day
To buy their fancy cars
But personally, I'd rather be
Here sittin' on me arse.

As of tomorrow morning,
We'll have nothing left to do
So we'll sleep a little later,
Take the dole, and make due

We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
Some people think we're lazy,
but they're makin' such a fuss

We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
Givin' money to the government
So's they gives it back to us,
Givin' money to the government
So's they gives it back to us

Singin' E.I., E.I., Oh
Singin' E.I....
'Cuz E.I. is "Employment Insurance", Ya know?
(Oh yah)

We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
Some people think we're lazy,
And makin' such a fuss

We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
We're on the pogey, (We're on the pogey)
Givin' money to the government
So's they gives it back to us,
Givin' money to the government
So's they gives it back to us

credits

from SpinTunes #5: Round 1, released July 2, 2012

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