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About "Get What You Deserve"
Gary Wayne Clark and the Psychedelic Pine Beatles Band

Americana swing & psychedelia with an attitude. Sixties backbeat, vocal harmonics, and a message within a message from days of the future past - times are tough, live in the now, and you'll get what you deserve.

Copyright 2024 Gary Wayne Clark. All Rights Reserved

Credits
Words and Music by Gary Wayne Clark
Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals by Gary Wayne Clark
Pedal steel, dobro & banjo by Hamilton McKay Belk
Recording, Engineering, and Mix by Gary Wayne Clark
Final Mastering with Landr

May the peace be with you, my friends...

Get What You Deserve
Copyright 2024 by Gary Wayne Clark, All Rights Reserved.
Registered US Copyright Office

Lyrics
Spoken Word
S1
We gotta work three jobs
Just to fight the mobs
For the scraps that you call pay
The almighty dollar
It keeps getting smaller
Day by day, it fades away

S2
Working the minimum wage
It just fuels our rage
It’s not the measure, of our worth
Our broken dreams
They can’t be redeemed
We’ve lost the country of our birth
But what the hell!
Chorus
You never know what tomorrow may bring
Just ride the wave, and hug the curve
Live while you can, girl, and don’t look back again
And you’ll get what you deserve
Ah, you’ll get what you deserve

V1
Long way from Carolina
To these streets, I walk alone
They say it sure ain’t Kansas baby
Even Toto won’t call it home

V2
I don’t know, what it takes girl
For a man to make it, in this town
Big money talks, yeah,
Everybody else just walks
You ain’t going up, you’re going down

Chorus
You never know what tomorrow may bring
Just ride the wave, and hug the curve
Live while you can, girl, and don’t look back again
And you’ll get what you deserve
Ah, you’ll get what you deserve

V4
Your baby blues will be your ticket, yeah,
You’ve got the looks, you’ve got the face
Not the first, girl, sure won’t be the last,
There’ll be someone there to take your place

V5
The price you pay to ride the fast lane, girl
A silver spoon, and a golden card
When you finally clawed your way up to the top
You’ll find you don’t know who you are

Chorus
You never know what tomorrow may bring
Just ride the wave, and hug the curve
Live while you can, girl, and don’t look back again
And you’ll get what you deserve
Ah, you’ll get what you deserve

S3
Well, this living’s hard, too many credit cards
Chasing a dream, that we’ll never find
Step out a line, man, then you’ll do your time
The oxy-prison of your mind

S4
Land of the free, oh, but it’s not for me
There’s no hope, for a working man
The endless fights, between the left and right
Now it’s time we gotta take a stand…
For our land!

But what the hell!

Chorus
You never know what tomorrow may bring
Just ride the wave, and hug the curve
Live while you can, girl, and don’t look back again
And you’ll get what you deserve
Ah, you’ll get what you deserve

Extro
Instrumental Verse and fade

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