Working for You
Patrick Sweany Lyrics


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I'm the same in my life, Cause my wife's gotta keep that jar
I should be in an office hatin' life
And drinking coffee
Instead I'm starring out at my yard.
The world ain't made by a man and a van
Screeping alone like a doop (fictional character/comics)
I feel I have a power loop pushing every hour
Baby, is that working for you?

Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
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Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh

In a chance a get a hell ?? for the band
Put us out of the pain,
Wondering kids and wife what's this all about?
Wandering morning miles away.
?? would be like a fool
Ever coming back cause I hate to see your legs
Baby, how's that working for you?

Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh

And I'm on my way to Georgia
On my way to Texas too.
I'm on my way to New York City alone
I'm tryna,
Tryna get a message to you:
I need a working for me
Instead of working kiss me
Baby, you know I like it too
Miles to drive before I sleep
Great people in the Monteque
Sure our cash goes to the floor
Leave them with the clothes to sew.
I bare the system, but the system of survival
Baby, is that working for you?

Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh

Whooo ooh ooh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh oohh
Whooo ooh ooh




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Overall Meaning

The song "Working for You" by Patrick Sweany tells the story of a man who is grateful for the life he has, but still wonders if it is truly the right path for him. The opening lines show a man who could have taken a more traditional career path, possibly in an office, but instead he spends his days looking out at his yard. He feels like he has been trapped in a "power loop" that keeps him working every hour of the day. While he acknowledges that his work is providing for his family, he also wonders if this is truly the life he should be living.


The chorus repeats the question "Baby, is that working for you?" implying that the man is asking his wife/partner if their current situation is truly making them happy. The verses describe how the singer is on the road, driving from Georgia to Texas to New York City, thinking about his life and what he wants. The line "I need a working for me instead of working, kiss me" shows that he wants more passion and excitement in his life, rather than just working to survive.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm the same in my life, Cause my wife's gotta keep that jar
Despite wanting to be in an office, I have to keep working hard in my life because my wife depends on me to support us financially.


I should be in an office hatin' life
Although I'm expected to work hard, I resent not having a white-collar job with a higher salary and more prestige.


And drinking coffee
I associate office work with the mundane routine of drinking coffee all day, which I find unappealing.


Instead I'm staring out at my yard
I'm spending my days at home, feeling unfulfilled and aimless, looking out at my property without any real direction or motivation.


The world ain't made by a man and a van
Success isn't just about hard work and determination, it's about being in the right place at the right time and having the right resources at your disposal.


Screeping alone like a doop
I feel isolated and disconnected, as if I'm wandering through life aimlessly without any real direction or purpose.


I feel I have a power loop pushing every hour
Although I feel stuck, I also feel an internal drive pushing me to work hard and make something of myself.


Baby, is that working for you?
I'm questioning whether my current situation - being unfulfilled and lacking direction - is having a negative impact on my partner and relationship.


In a chance a get a hell ?? for the band
If I had the opportunity to pursue a more exciting, creative job in music, I would take it without hesitation.


Put us out of the pain
I'm tired of feeling uninspired and unfulfilled, and I'm willing to take a big risk - quitting my job and pursuing music - to try and find something that brings me happiness.


Wondering kids and wife what's this all about?
I'm worried about how my family would react if I gave up my stable job to pursue something uncertain and potentially unstable.


Wandering morning miles away
I feel like I'm drifting aimlessly, unable to find anything that truly excites or inspires me in life.


? would be like a fool
I know that pursuing music is risky and could lead to financial instability and a lot of hard work, but I still feel drawn to it and would regret not trying.


Ever coming back cause I hate to see your legs
I'm worried about the impact that pursuing music full-time would have on my family and relationship, but at the same time I can't stop thinking about it and feel compelled to give it a try.


Baby, how's that working for you?
Once again, I'm questioning whether my current situation - feeling unfulfilled in my career and considering a big change - is having a negative impact on my partner and relationship.


I'm on my way to Georgia
I'm thinking about leaving my current situation behind and starting fresh somewhere new.


On my way to Texas too
I'm open to the idea of going even further afield, exploring new opportunities and possibilities in life.


I'm on my way to New York City alone
I'm considering a big move to the city and starting completely fresh, leaving everything behind and pursuing music full-time.


I'm tryna, Tryna get a message to you:
Through my music, I want to communicate my struggles and my desire for something more in life to my partner and loved ones.


I need a working for me
I realize that in order to find happiness and fulfillment, I need a career or pursuit that truly excites and inspires me.


Instead of working kiss me
I want to spend more quality time with my partner, rather than feeling tied down by a job that doesn't fulfill me.


Baby, you know I like it too
I know that pursuing music full-time would be hard work and come with its own set of challenges, but I believe it would be worth it if it meant finding happiness and fulfillment in life.


Miles to drive before I sleep
There is a long road ahead of me if I decide to pursue music full-time, and it will be difficult and challenging.


Great people in the Monteque
I am uplifted and inspired by the supportive community of musicians and creatives who share my passion for making music.


Sure our cash goes to the floor
Pursuing music full-time means accepting the reality of financial instability in order to follow my dreams.


Leave them with the clothes to sew
My current job may be stable and provide financial security for my family, but it doesn't fulfill me creatively or emotionally.


I bare the system, but the system of survival
I recognize that the current system of employment and career success is flawed and in many cases, doesn't reward hard work or passion. Despite this, I am committed to finding a way to survive and thrive within the system while pursuing my dreams.




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Comments from YouTube:

41DegreesSouth

How is this guy not super famous? Def one of the best tracks I've heard this year.

Amy Corsi

I love this video! His face when he is staring down the SUX salesman while drinking the juice box is my fav.

Bunky311

Saw this guy "in concert", just him and his guitar. Amazing!

Pedro e os Lobos

Nice tune, this guy Rocks....

oO Fogman420 Oo

I know patrick will do fine but i hope he doesnt get super famous. Cause right now hes still a hidden gem that not everybody knows about and i fucking love it. I can play anyone of his songs and get lost in it. Patrick make it to knuckleheads in kansas city again and my ass is there!!!!

shane5911

Patrick is the man! Love all of his music. 

Natasha Smith

So much talent!!! ❤ him!

Mojo-Jojo

I just met him today at a beer fest in Birmingham. Really cool guy, can't wait to see him this Thursday

M_r_ C93

Just met him 3 days ago in Little Rock! You rock Patrick 🤘

Caitlyn Ann

Saw Patrick at loveless cafe in Nashville and became a fan the moment he began to sing. Such a great song!

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