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Tighten Up
by Paul Kelly & the Messengers
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
Mama don't like your holey shoes
Scrapping in the back yard - 4 Be 2
Daddy's smokin' motor didn't make it up the hill
Mama can't pay, she got one day, she got no money for the telephone bill
Verse 2
Tighten up, tighten up
Everything falls apart
Mama says to Papa now - Where ya been?
Papa says I'm sorry mama, I got a full skin
Verse 3
Mama get excited, she having an attack
Mama spins round, daddy hits the ground
For too long now she been taking up the slack
Tighten up, tighten up
Verse 4
Everything falls apart
Jimmy coming home now - see him on the run
Mama's going through the cupboards--looking for a can
Daddy on a ladder, T.V. on the blink
Verse 5
Mama can't think, Daddy's feeling like a drink
And all the dirty dishes Lord are piling up the sink
Tighten up, tighten up
Everything falls apart
Verse 6
Tighten up, tighten up
Everything falls apart

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