1040 Blues
Robert Cray Lyrics

Worried, you betcha
Discouraged, I don't know
Every time I see a 1040
Out of my pocket it goes

Ow, I hate taxes

I work hard for my money
Every April you take it all away
Don't you know I work hard for my money
Every day, people
You take it all away from me

Ow, ow, I hate taxes

Taxes gonna break my back, I swear
Don't you know I pay a lot more than my share?
I hate taxes

Can't have any fun anymore
Gotta make plans for everything now
Gotta plan for every thing I do, people
Can't go out and have a real good time
Now I've gotta worry about everything
That my little money can buy

Oh, ow, I hate taxes

Taxes gonna break my back, I swear
Don't you know I paid a lot more than my share?
I hate taxes

You know I'm thinkin' about movin' somewhere else
But I can't because I love America too much
Especially California, yeah
I guess I'm gonna have to pay these taxes
If I'm gonna live here, oh

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Thiago Brito de Lima

That's all about how warmy a Fender Stratorcaster is. Great song.


Great music!!!!


I can totally relate to this song!!! Nicely played!


"I hate taxes" - what a deep, insightful line. Surely RC is a poet. ;o)

g mat

Killer track but i HATE taxes. $1800 this year. Like RC i love Cali but if i could split i'd be gone.

Adrian Cooke

My favourite Robert Cray song (second favourite: "Sonny")

Ed Makan

A great track by Robert Cray.
Here is an item I read many years ago you won't find the alphabet Fake News outlets mention.

"In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that 'If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse'". -Henry Bellmon, Senator (1969)


I hate taxes, too! Awesome artist, Robert Cray and his band! Long time no hear, still make me move like no other..

Arjun Mark

excellent!!! BOB!

Eleanor Powell


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