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"Earn Enough for Us" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on and was released as a single for the 1986 album Skylarking.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 5 in 2004.

Single tracklistingEdit

Canada 7" singleEdit

  1. A-side: "Earn Enough for Us
  2. B-side: "Sacrificial Bonfire" (Colin Moulding)

Australia 7" singleEdit

  1. A-side: "Earn Enough for Us"
  2. B-side: "The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul"

QuotesEdit

Andy (on the demo): “Not even sure if the four track recording of this song from '85 was ever a definite to go on the Skylarking album. Think it went on at the last moment when ‘Let's Make a Den’ failed to win the Ideal Home award.”

LyricsEdit

I've been praying all the week through

At home, at work and on the bus

I've been praying I can keep you

And to earn enough for us


I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us


Found a house that won't repair itself

With its windows cracking

And a roof held together with holes

Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder

We shouldn't be sadder

Than others like us

Who have goals for the betterment of life

Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest


I've been praying all the week through

At home at work and on the bus

I've been praying I can keep you

And to earn enough for us


So you're saying that we're going to be three

Now, a father's what I'll be

Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud

But the belt's already tight

I'll get another job at night, but honest


I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us

Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder

We shouldn't be sadder

Than others like us

Who have goals for the betterment of life

Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest


I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the Boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us

I can earn enough for us

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