Modern Times

© 2012 Frank Sugrue all rights reserved

 

Frank Sugrue:vocals, acoustic guitar
Lori Diamond:backing vocals
Eden Macadam-Somer:fiddle
Kevin Barry:lap steel
Greg Loughman:bass
Mike Connors:drums

 


 

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Lyrics

In this fast-track world we're living in
You need a lot of money and adrenaline
You pulling your cash from a money machine
Resumes flicker on the video screen
You gun your engine in the passing lane
Cut a wheel, make a deal and move on

Chorus

I'm running late on modern time
Rolling fast as I can
Working hard but wheels are spinning in the groove
Gotta change this life of mine
Live on the other hand
Cause I'd give it all up for a minute of solitude

The rat race is back and in full swing
Machines are buzzin' and cell phones ring
You need a little fortune just to make ends meet
Those that don't cut it livin' out on the street
Leave your kids with a stranger on the way to work
And hope they turn out OK

Chorus

Fourth gear, fifth gear round the bend
We're picking up speed but where's the end?
You think you're moving and you're shaking on the cutting edge
You're only backing up to the ledge
You don't realize til you get home
You haven't spent a minute alone.

Running late on modern times
Rolling fast as we can
Working hard on a hell-bent attitude
Gotta change this life of mine
Live on the other hand
Cause I'd give it all up for a minute of solitude
I'd give it all up for a minute of solitude
Hey buddy, can you spare a little solitude.