Sade - When Am I Going to Make a Living Lyrics

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
release date: 1984-7-28
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genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Lounge/Smooth Jazz/Pop Rock/Latin Jazz
length: 3:26
producer: Robin Millar
vocal: Sade Adu
bass: Paul S. Denman
keyboard: Andrew Hale
additional engineer: Mike Pela
saxophone & guitar: Stuart Matthewman
composer: Stuart Matthewman, Sade Adu
lyricist: Sade Adu
Lyrics
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?

  • Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099748117823
    script: Latin