WORKIN' GIRL (single)

by JON STRIDER

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5-STAR REVIEW *****
March 2014, by Robert Ryttman / Countrywood*
"…('WORKIN' GIRL') is a …pearl…of a countryrock smoker with good melody, and a strong chorus. A tough little thing that... spurs the…line-dancing feet!"
(*English translation excerpt from the original Swedish review)

Words by Jon Strider with Malin Delen; Music by Jon Strider
Published by Pacific Songworks, BMI
Track 2 of 2 on Road Kill / Workin' Girl double-A sided CD, release on New Sky Records (NS1013)
NOTE: To buy physical CD's of this single (1) order online at www.bluedesertmusic.com, (2) visit Blue Desert Music, Ö. Förstadsgatan 33, Malmö in person (3) buy offstage at Jon Strider shows

lyrics

WORKIN' GIRL
Words by Jon Strider with Malin Delen; Music by Jon Strider
(verse 1)
She gets up before the sun gets up
Feet hit the treadmill with her eyes still shut
Oh Boy in her coffee every single day
Then she hops into the shower while she boils her eggs
Got the TV on and the radio blastin’
Husband's got a hangover, she ain’t askin’
Polar caps meltin’, the world’s gonna burn
But she’s got more important things to bother her
(chorus 1)
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
(Verse 2)
Drivin’ with a coffee cup between her legs
Hope it don’t spill when she hits the breaks
Tryin’ to do her make-up in the rear view mirror
Got one knee on the wheel, tryin’ to steer
It’s a struggle out there to stay in her lane
When every other driver is completely insane
Feels like a miracle she pulls into work
Still in one piece despite all the jerks
(chorus 2)
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
Doin’ her best, doin’ way to much
But it never ever seems to be enough
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
A Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
(Verse 3)
Walks into the office with her eyes on the clock
Got eight long hours to spend with her boss
Not quite sure what makes him tick
But she knows damn well he makes her sick
Does all his work in his coffee breaks
Doesn’t have a clue what a mess he makes
Leaves it to her to clean up his act
Takes all the credit then stabs her in the back
(chorus 3)
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
Doin’ her best, doin’ way to much
But it never ever seems to be enough
She could take two jobs to manage her bills
But she would still be standing still
She’s tired of fightin’ for her place in the sun
Just wanna have some fun when the work gets done
(Chorus Hook)
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world (4x’s)
(Outro)
Woh yeah___ A Workin’ Girl
She’s a Workin’ Girl in a whacked out world
(Tag) She’s a Workin’ Girl (4x’s)
©2013 Pacific Songworks BMI
℗2013 New Sky Records

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released February 3, 2013
Produced by Jon Strider
Recorded and mixed by Emil Isaksson, associate producer at Studio Möllan (Sweden)
Pelle Jernryd guitar tracks recorded at White Room Studio (Sweden)
Mastered by Paul Mahern, Mahern Audio (USA)
Bass: Maciej Szymszynski; Drums: Rasmus Svensson; Pelle Jernryd: acoustic & electric guitars including slide and lap steel; Jon Strider: lead vocals, keyboards; Emil Isaksson: percussion; Background vocals: Johanna Tham & Jon Strider; Additional electric guitar solo: Patrick Ohlson
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Jon Strider Malmö, Sweden

Performing singer-songwriter and record producer - 8 solo CD's on New Sky Records - "Rockin' CountrySoul" music - Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area - Honed his craft in L.A., Nashville and Austin. - and now in Europe. Jon loves the artistic life he leads and the talented folks he works with. He has consistently created solid, good records designed to move the heart and soul. ... more

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