Summer Song Of The Day: Weekend Song

by CARSON GRIFFITH · July 17, 2009

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Artist: Billy Joel

Song: Weekend Song

Hamptons staple Billy Joel knew what he was talking about with the Weekend Song, and we can appreciate it even more as we work through this Friday. If you've "got some money to spend tonight" and if you're taking the train out here this weekend, you can relate anymore. Regardless, it's the weekend's so close we can taste it. So if you have a Billy Joel spotting the next few days when you're out here, make sure to thank him for this one.

LYRICS:

This back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin' Two more hours to go Yes, it's keeping me alive doin' nine to five And I ain't got nothin to show Pretty soon I'll be leavin' With the wages I'm receivin' But I know it's gonna be all right Come on, babe, and take me away We got some money to spend tonight

Pick me up at the station Meet me at the train Have a meal and a shower and a change of clothes I can't afford a vacation But I can take the strain Long as I can be with you Find a way to burn it as quickly as I earn it

Yes, it's back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin' Two more hours to go Seven long years for the same corporation And I ain't got nothin' to show And tonight when I'm leavin' I'll be just breakin' even But I know it's gonna be all right I shake off my blues when you put on your shoes We got some money to spend tonight

Oh, I don't wanna stand here and sound accusin' Everybody does their share of losin' If I'm gonna lose it I might as well be doin' it right

Pick me up at the station Meet me at the train Have a meal and a shower and a change of clothes I can't afford a vacation But I can take the strain Long as I can be with you Find a way to burn it as quickly as I earn it

Yes, it's back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin' Two more hours to go Yes, it's keepin' me alive doin' nine to five And I ain't got nothin' to show And tonight when I'm leavin' I'll be just breakin' even But I know it's gonna be all right Come on, babe, and take me away We got some money to spend tonight Come on, babe, take me away We got some money to spend tonight