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Curse of Adam

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The Lord told Adam that for his crime
There would be punishment, he had to do hard time
Pack your crap boy and hit the road
One way or another, you gotta do what you’re told

By the sweat of your brow you will learn
The simplest pleasure, must be earned
Your very existence, you must carve
Out of the hard ground, or you will starve

The soup kitchen is closed for you bum
Your children, their children, on and on
Simple and easy in the garden
You blew it boy, you’ll never see it again


The curse of Adam, the sting of a bee
The curse of Adam, a falling tree
The curse of Adam, brings me to my knees
The curse of Adam, I hate to leave


Time has passed now, generations roll
The sting of work has taken it’s toll
We used to live to a ripe old age
Now when we’re still babies, already headed to the grave

From coal mine to the forest to any job that will pay
We continue the struggle each and every day
We have made tools and developed a trade
Proud of our accomplishments and all we’ve made

Even with all of this progress
God looks down and says, “Aw, what a mess”
Scratching and clawing, everyone wants to be the best
Hard work won’t buy any rest


The curse of Adam, the sting of a bee
The curse of Adam, a falling tree
The curse of Adam, brings me to my knees
The curse of Adam, I hate to leave


I know some people that think the world owes them
They think it’s ok to take what they don’t have
If you think you won’t pay, then roll them dice
And ask old man Adam, what was his price

Put your nose to the grindstone and shoulder the wheel
Maybe if you’re real careful, your bruises will heal
Like old Adam, we’re all headed for dead
Just be grateful for your daily bread


The curse of Adam, the sting of a bee
The curse of Adam, a falling tree
The curse of Adam, brings me to my knees
The curse of Adam, I hate to leave


I’m sweating and bleeding, sitting right where I’m at
Working at music, put some money in the hat
That’s all there is, there ain’t no more
If you don’t like it, just show me the door