I spent a fair bit of time working for a company that had me doing some pretty heavy physical labour, and I hated it. Often working alone, with no real limit to how long my days could end up being, it felt torturous; the longer I took to do things, the more work would end up being generated for me. So by the end of the day, you were rushing so much to get things done that it felt very frantic. This song is about that rush, that last pallet of work, and goes out to all you folks who have been overworked and overextended by your place of employment.
Almost done, I’ve been working all day.
Don’t seem right to treat a man this way.
There’s a fiery pain crawling up my back.
As my calloused hands grab the final stack.
At the end of the day, my job is almost done,
and I can finish this terrible run.
I got the day off tomorrow, no more pain,
‘til the boss calls me in to work again.
from Answer The Bell,
released April 16, 2015
Carey J. Buss - Guitars, Vocals
Ben Hadaller - Banjo