The Day Is Short Lyrics by Jearlyn Steele


Prairie Home Companion Soundtrack Lyrics

Jearlyn Steele - The Day Is Short Lyrics
The day is short.
The night is long.
Why do we work so hard, to get what we don't even want?

We work so hard to, get
ahead of the game.
Work half our lives, until we won.
And then one day, we sit at the edge of our bed and think.
Lord what have I done? oh...

The day is short.
The night is long.
Why do we work so hard, to get what we don't even want?

Man in a suit, comes home and kisses his babies goodbye.
Daddys gotta go on a trip honey. oh no don't you cry.
He's gone for a week and then he's home for a day.
Well, Pretty soon the babys going to cry, when daddys gone away.

The day is short.
The night is long.
Why do you work so hard to get what you don't even want?

Now listen to this.You know we go to the mall and we go from store to store, yeah.
Everybody seems to be wasting time until death walks through the door.
And then you look at all your merchandise and you see.
We've paid too high a price, you'll see....

The day is short. oh.
The night is long...
Why do you work so hard to get what you don't even want?

One more time,

Why do you work so hard to get what you don't even want?.....


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