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Thread #113193   Message #2666707
Posted By: GUEST
28-Jun-09 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)
Subject: Lyr Add: I JUST CAN'T WAIT (Campbell, Dunkerley)
Hi folks,

I was trying to check the lyrics of this song, which i have been singing on and off for over 30 years since I first heard Roy Bailey do it, and came across this thread. Here is my recollection of the lyrics, though I long ago lost the record from which I learnt it - I think this is right:


I took this job when I left school 'cause I thought it might be fun,
I signed the papers binding me, till I was twenty-one

And I just can't wait to collect my cards, I just can't wait to go,
I can't get along with the people here and my work it bores me so!

Well I think I'll wait 'till the wedding's over before I say goodbye,
For the girl-friend tells me we must save if a house we want to buy.

Now I'll have wait till the baby's born before I can be free,
For the mortgage rates keep rising and I need security.

Well I think I'll wait till the kids leave school before I break away,
For growing kids eat money and I need the steady pay.

Now I think I'll wait till the house is mine before I say goodbye
For the interest rates keep rising and the car it bleeds me dry.

Now I think I'll wait till retirement age, before I make the break;
Well the pension scheme insures the wife and it's mainly for her sake.

Well thank you for the gold watch sir, the silver collection too -
But are you sure I have to go, for I won't know what to do.

And I just can't bear to collect my cards, I just can't bear to go;
And I shall miss the people here, and my life it bores me so.


One of those songs that is both amusing and very sad at the same time.