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Oh Life!

Written by Robbie Smith

Hey you tired miner listen to the wind
It’s saying that you’ll never find a chance like this again
Been digging like a fool for someone else’s gold
When you should be hauling mackerel nets and searching for the schoals

Oh life – give me what you can
Another game and another chance to win
Oh life – the follies and the toils
You won’t be here to gather up the spoils
When they lay ya six feet underneath the soil

Hey you ruddy jailer throw away the key
Open up the silver box and set your spirit free
A jail tells a man he’s the lowest thing that crawls
When he’d rather be out in the farmin’ lands and working in the stalls

Oh life – give me what you can
Another game and another chance to win
Oh life – the follies and the toils
You won’t be here to gather up the spoils
When they lay ya six feet underneath the soil

Hey you nine-to-fiver steppin’ up the pace
You think you’re moving forward but you’re losing every race
They treat you just the same as they treated you in school
If you don’t like bein’ a loser then it’s time to change the rules

Oh life – give me what you can
Another game and another chance to win
Oh life – the follies and the toils
You won’t be here to gather up the spoils
When they lay ya six feet underneath the soil (repeat)