Jack Howard – The Life of Riley

Versions

Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio 2:35 Jack Howard Shadowlands album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack’s comments from Bandcamp:

A little song about not following the expected paths in life.

 

Lyrics

Holed up in their place, living the life of Riley
Look at them, will you
Driving their freaking Valliant’s round
Like there’s no tomorrow
And the kids are too good for us
They’re going to a private school on the far side of town
Well, they can stick their degrees where the sun don’t shine

Did you get the tattslotto numbers in, luv?
What time does Idol start?

You know he’s never shared a beer with you, Al?
Did you ever think about that?
Teachers and librarians and musicians, bloody snobs
What’s the street coming to
When an honest trade’s not good enough for those kids?
We’ll see who ends up with the biggest house and the biggest car
And the biggest TV
Who the hell do they think they are?

Did you get the tattslotto numbers in, luv?
What time does Idol start?
Pass me another snag, luv
That’s a good girl