From the album American Garage

Lyrics

Cut Off My Ear

I’ve given all I’ve got to give
But I’ve got a life that I wanna live
There aint’ much time stickin’ to my ribs
And I ain’t gonna take it lyin down

I’m sorry boss I hate to eat and run
But it looks like you’re havin all the fun
Mama didn’t raise no fortunate son
and I aint gonna take it lyin down

I’ve finally realized my fear
Wastin gas so I’m outta here
It seemed at the time like a good idea
I might as well cut off my ear

Well there’s a bank account with a little green
Mama opened up when I was seventeen
She sai don’t touch ‘til you check with me
Or your old man’ll put your lights out

But that was then many years ago
When a workin’ man couldn’t ever know
There’s a world out there that you’ve gotta see
Before the twilight puts your lights out

I’ve finally realized my fear
I’m punchin’ out and I’m outta here
It seemed at the time like a good idea
I might as well cut off my ear

Well I’m tunin’ up my road machine
With a Magnaflow and some Valvoline
Alittle high priced – high test gasoline
Gonna roll my canvas top down

If I can make the jump up to light speed
I know I’ll be alright, I’ll be alright
If I can stay ahead of my taillights.
I’ll never turn around
‘Cause I finally found
that things will be alright, they’ll be alright if I don’t
hit a deer in the headlights.

I’ve finally realized my fear
It’s a waste of gas so I’m outta here
It seemed at the time like a good idea
I might as well cut off my ear

(two more times and out)