Ed Takes A Vacation

from the album "Let's Spin!"

Words by Camarillo Eddy, Music by Camarillo Eddy, Gene Pool, Berger Roy Al
1988 Broken Songs

He's just another joe who works too hard
loves his wife and four kids
gotta house and a yard
He gets a little touchy now -- he's on overload
He needs to get away
with a couple weeks pay
just to lighten his load

(Chorus)
When Ed takes a vacation (the world goes 'round)
When Ed takes a vacation (we're still on track)
When Ed takes a vacation (we won't shut down)
but we'll feel a whole lot better when Ed gets back

He finds it difficult to leave his work behind
He's wearin' his lab coat
to go walkin' through the pines
He's got the Gideon bible in the hotel room
He prays, then he reads
cos' he really believes
he'll be goin' home soon

(Chorus)
When Ed takes a vacation (the world goes 'round)
When Ed takes a vacation (we're still on track)
When Ed takes a vacation (we won't shut down)
but we'll feel a whole lot better wehn Ed has. . .

fun fun fun, summer means fun
He'll be out there havin' fun
in the warm California sun
It's a little bit o' heaven when you're out there havin' fun

Ed is just an ordinary guy
People always underrate him
but they do appreciate him
by and by
Ed loves his mom and apple pie
He's honest and he's upright
but perhaps a little uptight
that is why

We'll send him on his way
where the flowers and the palm trees sway all day
With his camera and his flower lei
he'll be thinkin' 'bout work
'cos he's a working jerk
and that's all he thinks about all day
hey yeah

oo la la la oo la la la oo la la la, etc.
oo oh lay

It's not that easy to be an Everyman
To be good and decent
and do the best you can
But that's our Ed, and this here is his song
So we'll give a big "YO"
to the hard workin' joes
who keep this country strong

Now if you think of Ed today
You gotta keep him in your prayers
cos' the Ed's of this world
are something rare

(Chorus)

(Finale)
fun fun fun summer means fun
oo la la la oo la la la oo la la la oo la la la
oo oh lay
EEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!!