Jack Of All Trades

Jack Of All Trades
by Bruce Springsteen

I’ll mow your lawn, clean the leaves out your drain
I’ll mend your roof to keep out the rain
I’ll take the work that God provides
I’m a jack of all trades, honey, we’ll be alright

I’ll hammer the nails, and I’ll set the stone
I’ll harvest your crops when they’re ripe and grown
I’ll pull that engine apart and patch her up ’til she’s running right
I’m a jack of all trades, we’ll be alright

A hurricane blows, brings a hard rain
When the blue sky breaks, feels like the world’s gonna change
We’ll start caring for each other like Jesus said that we might
I’m a jack of all trades, we’ll be alright

The banker man grows fatter, the working man grows thin
It’s all happened before and it’ll happen again
It’ll happen again, they’ll bet your life
I’m a jack of all trades and, darling, we’ll be alright

Now sometimes tomorrow comes soaked in treasure and blood
Here we stood the drought, now we’ll stand the flood
There’s a new world coming, I can see the light
I’m a jack of all trades, we’ll be alright

So you use what you’ve got, and you learn to make do
You take the old, you make it new
If I had me a gun, I’d find the bastards and shoot ‘em on sight
I’m a Jack of all trades, we’ll be alright
I’m a Jack of all trades, we’ll be alright

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3 responses to “Jack Of All Trades

  1. Jennifer

    I’ve been saving the album, in its entirety, for when I can listen all at once, in a quiet place, and take it all in with no interruptions. Still, I appreciate reading these lyrics, which remind me very much of how much has been lost in North America. The lack of respect for the workers, and how much they contribute. The inordinate, ridiculous respect for those who vacuum up all the money and have no consideration for those who have actually labored to provide them with their bonuses.

    Someone I respect a great deal has a small sign on his door “All things are easy for the man who does not intend to do them himself.” (all things are easy for the woman who does not intend to do them herself).

    I hope to see you John, somewhere on the tour.

  2. Hey John, when I saw that you wrote a blog, I thought it was a review of the song – so I didn’t read it. Like I e-mailed you: I wanted to form my own opinion first. So now that I have the album and listened to it a few times I decided to go to your blog and to my surprise it wasn’t a review. Silly me 😉

    The lyrics of this album are so brilliant. Once again. He never ceases to amaze me.

    And like you wrote as well: Jennifer: what a beautiful repsons.

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