Who Sang Workin for a Livin? Huey Lewis and the News

Huey Lewis and the News Picture This cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982-1-1
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Pop Rock/Soul/New Wave
length: 2:39
producer: Huey Lewis and the News
lead vocals: Huey Lewis
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Jim Gaines
guitar: Chris Hayes
membranophone & percussion: Bill Gibson
keyboard: Sean Hopper
bass guitar: Mario Cipollina
Lyrics
Somedays won't end ever
And somedays pass on be I'll be working here forever,
At least until I die, dammed if you do, dammed if you don't
I'm supposed to get a raise week, you know damn well I won't.

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.

Hey I'm not complaining 'cause I really need the work
Hitting up my buddy's got me feeling like a jerk
Hundred dollar car note, two hundred rent.
I get a check on Friday, but it's all ready spent.

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.

Whoa, Workin' for a livin' whoa, taking what they giving
Whoa, Workin' for a livin' whoa, ooh

Bus boy, bartender, ladies of the night
Grease monkey, ex-junky, winner of the fight
Walking on the streets its really all the same
Selling souls, rock n' roll, any other day

Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin' (workin')
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'
I'm taking what they giving 'cause I'm working for a livin'.
Workin' for a livin', livin' and workin'

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Change of Heart
  • 2 Tell Me a Little Lie
  • 3 Giving It All Up for Love
  • 4 Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do
  • 5 Workin for a Livin
  • 6 Do You Believe in Love
  • 7 Is It Me
  • 8 Whatever Happened to True Love
  • 9 The Only One
  • 10 Buzz Buzz Buzz

  • Release information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin