Mow the Lawn

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"Mow the Lawn"
Demo by The Relationship
Released unreleased
Recorded N/A
Length 3:53
Label none
Writer(s) Brian Bell
Producer(s) Brian Bell
Status Demo circulating

Mow the Lawn is a demo by The Relationship.

Overview

"Mow the Lawn" was written by Brian Bell. A demo of the song was released on The Relationship's Myspace page in the mid-to-late 2000s, but has never seen official release.

Lyrics

All fine things come at a cost
My little boy chores are my albatross
This lesson I have learned in time
The harder things in life bring me peace of mind

On our street kids play Vietnam
Noon on Sunday got the call from mom
She said, get home, make it fast
And trim back the grass

So I fought tooth and nail
But tradition prevailed

Everybody’s got somewhere to go
Big ideas, important people they know
Still, everybody’s got to mow the lawn

I’ma tell you a little secret
Used to get my cake for free and eat it
Was a punk, I stole, got sloppy drunk
I even swiped a gun from my old granddad’s trunk

Friends say, “there goes one of the good guys”
Never knowing what I went through to realize
That if you’re like me
Nothing’s for free
No bills for the paying
Be proud of the shame

Everybody’s got somewhere to go
Big ideas, important people they know
Still, everybody’s got to mow the lawn

When the lawn was green
And the grass grew high,
Goodbye summer high

It’s the things that aren’t fun
That need to get done, oh

Now my wife wants me up at 8
To feed the twins and put the trash at the gate
It’s not about fun or a prize to be won
When you’re through, you’ve begun
Will I ever be done?

Everybody’s got somewhere to go
Big ideas, important people they know
Still, everybody’s got to mow the lawn
Gotta mow the lawn
Oh, I gotta mow the lawn
Everybody’s got to mow the lawn, the lawn