Who Sang Lap of Luxury? Soul Asylum

Soul Asylum While You Were Out cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986-11-21
length: 1:53
composer: Dave Pirner
lyricist: Dave Pirner
I ain't working nine to five
I ain't going out to plant no seed
I don't ask what I'm supposed to do, cause I've got everything I want
But I don't have anything I need

Well I do my thing in a palace full of kings
Do it in an old broken-down shack
I'd give you the shirt off my back, show you where your systems lack
Meet you in the lap of luxury

I get off the floor and walk it off
Get back to a place that I can see
Well I'm coming back for more abuse
Meet you in the lapâ€" the lapâ€" the lap of luxury

Now I'm working noon to midnight
Now my precious seeds they have been sown
I don't ask when they're supposed to grow 'cause I got everything I know
I don't know anything I need

No exploitation, paid vacation
All I want's communication
That ain't too hard to see

When the van stops rolling, the band starts rocking
It ain't too pretty, it ain't too shocking but
I've got everything I need

I get off the floor and walk it off
Get back to a place that I can see
Well I'm coming back for more abuse
Meet you in the lap of luxury

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Freaks
  • 2 Carry On
  • 3 No Man's Land
  • 4 Crashing Down
  • 5 The Judge
  • 6 Sun Don't Shine
  • 7 Closer to the Stars
  • 8 Never Too Soon
  • 9 Miracle Mile
  • 10 Lap of Luxury
  • 11 Passing Sad Daydream