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Lazybones

This song is by Ben Eyler and appears on the album Good Luck Places (2002).

When I was a young boy
I just stayed on my bed
I wouldn't stand near the window
I just laid there instead

My momma took me to the doctor
He put me on my back
I fell asleep on the table
The doc gave me a whack

Said, "This boy's just lazy,
Call him lazybones"

When the teacher called recess
The other kids ran around
The played ring-around-the-rosie
And I was already down

The other kids didn't like me
They didn't know what to think
They were smoking in the toilet
While I was sleeping in the sink

Started calling me lazy
Called me lazybones

I left home when I was eighteen
Times got tough
I sang in the subway
They tossed change into my cup

I was sleeping in a traincar
When a cop came in
He woke me up with his nightstick
He poked me on the chin

He started hollerin', "Lazy"
Hollerin', "Lazybones"

Well I'd sleep with my hat down
So you won't see my eyes
Well the world is my pillow
But they don't realise

That maybe I'm lazy
That's my trouble with life
But I think I'm just lonesome

Now I sleep in the jailhouse
With my back against the wall
They take me out to the courtyard
I can't stand it at all

The other prisoners holler
The other prisoners pray
Me, I got what I wanted
I sleep it all away

You can call me lazy
Call me lazybones

You can call me lazy
Call me lazybones

Call me anything you like

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