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    A Mission In Life

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    A Mission In Life
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      About "A Mission In Life"

      Lyrics for Stan Ridgway - "A Mission In Life"

      Sue, turn out the lights
      It's time to close up¨c¨cwe're through
      Gotta clear it out
      So let's drink up, it's past two
      Girl, don't push 'em out
      They can walk out on their own
      How many times I gotta tell you, bob,
      You gotta drink up and go home
      I don't run a business
      Just to talk to you all day

      Clear out the backroom, sue
      Stack up the chairs
      Who broke this glass?
      No one really cares
      Go take the trash out
      And vacuum the stairs
      What do I
      Pay you for?
      And don't forget to sweep up
      The glass off the floor

      Once I had plans
      To fix up this place
      A room where you could go to
      And meet people with taste
      They'd talk and they'd laugh
      And forget the rat race
      And I'd be just like one of those guys
      With the moustache and face
      Hey, help me pick up this case

      Hey, I'm really sorry I blew up then
      I've had no sleep
      I've been up all night with my wife and brother-in-law
      You know, pete
      At times, this world can seem
      Just like a cold icy ball
      But don't let that discourage you
      'cause you're young¨c¨ctake that call
      And if it's my wife
      Just try and stall

      I was just wondering
      How you get home
      Do you have a boyfriend?
      Or do you live alone?
      I'm going your way
      If you're going mine
      No, I feel fine
      But before you go
      Let me just pass on one thing

      Chorus:
      You've got a mission in life
      To hold out your hand
      To help the other guy out
      Help your fellow man
      That's why I own this bar
      They're thirsty outside
      I give 'em oceans to drink
      Then they drown in the tide
      Repeat once, then repeat they just drown in the tide four times

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