Well, I been spending my life lookin' for a shoulder To rest my head when the nights get colder. But the days are getting longer and I'm getting older. Been a long time working it out.
[Chorus] I've been a long time workin' it out I've been a long time workin' it out I've been a long time workin' it out I've been a long time workin' it out
Now I got a little woman scrub my floor. Right down the road I got me two or three more. None of 'em knows about the one next door. I been a long time working that out!
Well, it was late one night when I stole a little money. Bought a couple o' things and then I give them to my honey. The Judge said, "Boy, if you think that's funny, You got a long time workin' this out!"
Yeah , well I look all around me and what do I see? The whole wide world got trouble like me. Between the taxes, the missus and the deep blue sea, We'll be a long time working it out.