UPDATE: We entered this song in Shure's Give It Voice contest sponsored by Bandcamp and RedGorilla. Thanks to fan votes we advanced to the Regional Finals and won with a killer live performance! Now we're rallying fan votes again to win the National prize - a slot at RedGorilla Music Fest during SXSW 2011. Please vote at http://giveitvoice.shure.com! ~Nick
In tough economic times, the Chinese Earth Ox zodiac teaches us to be strong and persevere; plan for the long-term; financial stability through patience and moderation. Work hard during hard times and you will exit strong as an Ox.
Back when we were young
it was easy having fun.
But you got to work
to keep your love alive.
Here’s some free advice:
sometimes you gotta play nice.
Hold your baby tight
all through the night.
Or he’ll leave you broke. Broken hearted.
Your love, he departed.
Yes if you think your love’s not on a shelf -
girl, you’re only foolin’ yourself.
Well you can cheat, drink and lie.
Stay gone all night,
and at the end of the day
tell yourself it’s alright.