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Steve Key: Songs/Lyrics

Welcome to My Real Job

(Steve Key)
July 26, 2012

Inspired by something Utah Phillips said.  And I thought, what a great song title!

Welcome to My Real Job (by Steve Key)

I played my set of songs, the ballads and the sing-alongs
I felt like I sweated off a pound or two
I sold a bunch of CDs, I was feeling very pleased
Then I shook my head when somebody said,
"Tell me Steve -- what do you really do?"
I said,

(Chorus)
Welcome to my Real Job -- this is what I really do
Oh I know it may not seem real to you
I don't punch a time clock, I sure don't get paid a lot
But hey, it's what I love to do

I spent that night on the road with a couple I met at the show
They had two kids -- a newborn and one just 2
He drove to work with the dawn, when I awoke she had coffee on
So I said to the wife, just to be polite,
"I was wondering -- what kind of work do you do?"
And she said,

(Chorus)
Welcome to my Real Job -- this is what I really do
Oh I know it may not seem real to you
I don't punch a time clock, I sure don't get paid a lot
But hey, it's what I love to do