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  1. Pushin' Tools

From the album Part 23 Of My Life

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Lyrics

Pushin' Tools (Lyrics & Music by Steve Laurie: 4/30/06)

It's closing time down here at the factory
We won't be making any more; they're taking it all offshore
We had a lot of pride in the things we built
Now all they've left us with is guilt

What am I gonna tell my wife and kids?
How am I gonna buy the things they need?
How am I gonna put my kids through school?
Now that I ain't pushin' tools, pushin' tools

Fifty-five, don't seem like the right time
the time to start a new career
It's not that I'm afraid of the work
Look at these hands, cracked, worn in dirt

What am I gonna tell my wife and kids?
How am I gonna buy the things they need?
How am I gonna put my kids through school?
Now that I ain't pushin' tools, pushin' tools

I'm not a guy who likes to complain
I'll take my lumps like everyone else
But this one job town has let us all down
Seems we built our dreams on sand of a far eastern land

What am I gonna tell my wife and kids?
How am I gonna buy the things they need?
How am I gonna put my kids through school?
Now that I ain't pushin' tools, pushin' tools