Workin' At The Car Wash, Yeah

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    "Well, I had just got out from the county prison
    Doin’ ninety days for non-support
    Tried to find me an executive position
    But no matter how smooth I talked
    They wouldn’t listen to the fact that I was a genius
    The man say, we got all that we can use.
    Now i got them steadily depressin’, low down mind messin’
    Working at the car wash blues

    Well, I should be sittin’ in an air conditioned office in a swivel chair
    Talkin’ some trash to the secretaries
    Sayin’, here, now mama, come on over here.
    Instead, I’m stuck here rubbin’ these fenders with a rag
    And walkin’ home in soggy old shoes
    With them steadily depressin’, low down mind messin’
    Workin’ at the car wash blues

    You know a man of my ability
    He should be smokin’ on a big cigar
    But till I get myself straight I guess I’ll just have to wait
    In my rubber suit a-rubbin’ these cars

    Well, all I can do is a shake my head
    You might not believe that it’s true
    For workin’ at this end of niagara falls
    Is an undiscovered howard hughes
    So baby, don’t expect to see me
    With no double martini in any high-brow society news
    Cause I got them steadily depressin’, low down mind messin’
    Workin’ at the car wash blues"

    - Jim Croce


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    1. *CA* 119 months ago | reply

      Like this shot.

    2. Zewalt 119 months ago | reply

      beautiful crackled fluid

    3. Imapix 119 months ago | reply

      Very creative! Superbe!!!!

    4. stereoleo 119 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

    5. pine red 119 months ago | reply

      just awesome! :)

    6. BoazImages 119 months ago | reply

      amazing shot!

    7. Anas Bukhash (nascity) 119 months ago | reply

      Nicely taken...good shot...

    8. Ton Haex 119 months ago | reply

      Fantastic and creative.

    9. DerrickT 119 months ago | reply

      I love Jim Croce...

      and this capture is a perfect fit.

    10. Martin Playing With Pixels & Words 119 months ago | reply

      such a clever take on car washes...makes the mundane marvelous.

    11. 50mm 119 months ago | reply


      how've you been, duckie?

      by the by

      i quit my job!

      we two are one


    12. Mary Hockenbery (reddirtrose) 119 months ago | reply

      ok I'm joining the chorus here - imaginative shot - rich color and love the ripply view seen through water

    13. Cédric Goessaert 103 months ago | reply

      Nice picture! Really good!

      (Please post this on - Thanks! )

    14. avezink 102 months ago | reply

      Please consider joining the group People in the windows and posting this artful capture!

    15. Vives-Rubio 99 months ago | reply

      Goood!!!! Nice pic of quotidian life!

    16. eltonmgs 97 months ago | reply

      nice efect!!!

    17. Farmall Stem'41 76 months ago | reply

      What wash is this?

    18. Guy R 75 months ago | reply

      Super duper

    19. najjie 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called Drivin' Through the Car Wash, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    20. australianpolicyonline 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks from Australian Policy Online. This pic is our feature image (with attribution) for APO's Economics section for a week or so from 13 February 2012. See (illustrating a report called 'Reskilling for encore careers for (what were once) retirement years'). PS. APO is a non profit website making the latest Australian social policy research available to the public. Thank you for listing your image with a Creative Commons license.

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