All In This Together

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 * co-written with Gizelle de Guzman

Old Joe’s been turnin’ wrenches more than half his life
The patch that’s on his work shirt says he’s barely gettin’ by
Yeah it’s hard to feed a family drainin’ oil and changin’ tires
And a coffee can of quarters just ain’t no way to retire

Well at the shop they’re all like family
Bound by faith in what they love
They’re all in this together
Even when the times get tough
‘Cause there’s some things you can’t measure
And they’re all in this together

There’s a new kid in the next bay with a backward baseball cap
Learnin’ some of old Joe’s ways and that’s both good and bad
Young man sure is hungry he’s puttin’ in overtime
Old Joe says hunger comes and goes as the years keep rollin’ by

Well at the shop they’re all like family
Bound by faith in what they love
They’re all in this together
Even when the times get tough
‘Cause there’s some things you can’t measure
And they’re all in this together

Now can’t judge a story by the cover of the book
And keepin’ engines runnin’ that’s harder than it looks


 - August 2021 -                                                                                                                          #498