Sliding in the Grease

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Sliding in the Grease

Chorus 1:
Sliding in the grease is my favorite game
Teacher says my wiggles put me to shame
Stop that dancin’ and write your name
Escape the mill; give your life some aim

Verse 1:
I don’t care about that
Gotta new game to play and Arthur to follow, it’s
where I’m at
Free from worry wanna dance all day

Chorus 2:
Sliding in the grease is my favorite game
It comes from the cotton so much its insane
Just don’t get it on your clothes
Cuz they’ll never, ever be clean again

Verse 2:
I don’t care about that
Gotta do my part to make the family
Fat
Mama’s countin’ on my can’t let her down on that

Chorus 3:
Sliding in the grease was my favorite game
Now I’m spinning those bobbins in a house size frame
Twelve times something can’t count that high
Arthur knows his times tables better than I

Verse 3:
Don’t care about that
Gotta prove to Mama I’m as good as Dehlia
That
Is a life time of work, you can bet on that

Bridge:
My head hurts, my legs ache, my feet feel like lead
There’s cotton in my mouth and lungs and in my head
Mr. Hine and Mr. Graflex tried to save me
But Mama tore the picture that they gave me.

Chorus 4:
Sliding in the grease was my favorite game
Now I sneak to school on Sunday just to keep me sane
Maybe I’ll be the teacher someday
Teach Mama to read give her life some aim
(The future remains)
(So her hope remains)
(And ease her pain)
(And Hope remains)

Verse 4:
And I care about that
I am doing my part to make the family
Fat
There’s more to life than spinning
Mr. Hine saw to that.



Copyright 2008, Juliet Wright, all rights reserved

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from Fearless Moral Inventory, released October 2, 2010

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