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from Ghost by Bob Frey

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Friends, I'm just trying to work my gig
I'm just trying to hold things down
It's getting harder all the time
Everywhere I look around
There's people barely holding on
There's families barely getting by
I may not love the work I do
Friends, I do it to survive

Aggie is a painter, 'least that's what she says
Her boyfriend's selling baggies 'round the bend
I met 'em both one nite at Jennifer's
Who's making jewelry out of guitar strings
My cousin drives the open road
2000 miles most every week
Hauling containers to the coast
Pays for a house where he barely sleeps

And the dancer, and the fighter, and the actor in the wings
The daydreaming accountant writing songs he never sings
The prostitute would tell you, "We're all doing the same thing..."
We're all just working gigs,
And, the prize is on a string
We're all just working gigs

Amy works the daytime bar
She likes the hours, but the money's tight
Her husband carries for the U.S. mail
The kids are grown and it works alright
They're home together every nite

And, the girl who left 'em wondering why she never did show up
To her first day after learning that she finally got the job
Maddie, at the diner, says, "It ain't really no big thing...
We're all just working gigs..."
As the door behind her swings, and the telephone is ringing



from Ghost, released June 14, 2022
Bob Frey - Vocals / Electric Guitar


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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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