Sade - When Am I Going to Make a Living Lyrics

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When am I gonna make a living?
It's gonna take a while before I give in.
See the people fussing and thieving.
While the sharks are wheeling and dealing.

Gotta look up and tell yourself,
There's no end to what you can do.
They'll waste your body and soul if you allow them to.
This is time to start believing in yourself.
Put the blame on no one else.

When am I gonna make a living?
It's gonna take a while before I give in.
See the people fussing and stealing.
Too many lies, no one is achieving.

Haven't I told you before,
"We're hungry for a life we can't afford."
There's no end to what you can do.
If you give yourself a chance to prove.

We're hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
We're hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.

Oh there's no end to what you can do.
They'll waste your body and soul if you allow them to.
Oh start believing in yourself.
Put the blame on no one else.

When am I gonna make a living?.
It's gonna take a while before I give in. Yes it is.
I'm sick and tired of scratching a living.
I am hungry but I'm not gonna give in, no

We're hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we won't give in.
Hungry but we're gonna win.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Smooth Operator
  • 2 Your Love Is King
  • 3 Hang on to Your Love
  • 4 Frankie's First Affair
  • 5 When Am I Going to Make a Living
  • 6 Cherry Pie
  • 7 Sally
  • 8 I Will Be Your Friend
  • 9 Why Can't We Live Together?


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
    album: Track 5 in album Diamond Life
    release date: 1984-7-28
    popularity : 188 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Lounge/Smooth Jazz/Pop Rock/Latin Jazz
    length: 3:27
    producer: Robin Millar
    vocal: Sade Adu
    bass: Paul S. Denman
    keyboard: Andrew Hale
    additional engineer: Mike Pela
    saxophone & guitar: Stuart Matthewman
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099748117823
    script: Latin