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Trying to get...

Baby…you know I’ve been working all day... You know you should't act like this,  can't you 

see I've been trying to get a little extra pay…You see I don't mind working like a dog. 

I’m just trying to get the job done. (Just trying…Yeah! Yeah!)  I’m doing this to may your 

dreams come True. Ahh!  Yes, my baby I know that it’s been hard on you…baby you see it’s 

been tough for me too…but I’m just trying to do my best for both you and me…as we try to 

raise our little family. I’m just trying to get the job done. I know that you get lonely 

sometimes…oh but just believe in me. (He is just trying…Yeah! Yeah!) Baby, I’m trying to 

keep a roof over our heads and shoes on our feet? I’m just trying to get the job done. (Just 

trying…Yeah! Yeah!)  Well, there are bills to be paid…and we got another baby on the 

way….Yeah Honey (Just trying…yeah) well, Bobby needs a new pair of shoes… for his first 

day of school.   I’m just was trying to get the job done…oh we yeah yeah… Well Baby, I know 

it’s been hard on you... (Just trying…Yeah!Yeah!) I know he really misses his daddy. I’m 

trying to get this job done. ..Mmmm… that’s what I’m doing!  Oh my darling, please just have 

a little faith in me? You see one day, one sunny warm summers day… we’ll be sitting in that 

old swing chair…yes we will, yeah! Will be watching our grandchildren run and play and we’ll 

be reminiscing about how it use to be...Can’t you just see us there? Yeah! We’ll be holding 

hands… watching the sun go down. 

Trying to get the job done for yah, baby! Yes, for you, for me… and our little family! (Just 

trying…yeah)  I’ve got the solution in hand. Believe me…just believe in me! I’ll come thru you 

and ya’ll see… I’m just trying to get the job done. If you have ever believed that there is a 

higher power? (Yes!) If you believe that the rain makes the flowers grow? Just trust in me…

I’m going to get it done…said, I’m trying to get it, build a better life for us…I promise baby…

one day you won’t have any more candle light dinners alone! You’ll see that my jobs done.  

Yes it is, sit down baby…let me pour you a glass of wine, let me kiss those full lips…this will 

be my new job. Yes it will…I don’t need no pay. (He has finally got the job done…Yeah! Yeah!)

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  1. Date: 2/10/2011 8:27:00 AM
    great lyrics poem! Big congrats to you dear jay on your wonderful piece being featured this week, please keep carving creative castles with your passionate pen! Wishing you many more features & all the best with your writing endeavour. Love always, Adeleke.

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Jay. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/9/2009 2:33:00 PM
    Well in my story, "trying" never DID anything ... LOL ... but its a fun, interesting write here, Jay and I look forward to reading lots more of your writing in the future.