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Hand To Mouth

by Agent Sasco

Hand To Mouth lyrics with English Translations

[Intro] Well Check (x6) Well it’s another one Mi just get mi pay check (I just got my paycheck) And mi deh work fi di adda one (And I’m working for the other one) Versatile, Agent Sasco

[Chorus] Hand to mouth as mi get the money, it done (Hand to mouth, as I get the money, it’s done) An it feel like next month end naw guh come (And it feels like next month end is not coming) As wi get the money (As we get the money) it done (x4)

[Verse 1] Hand to mouth Mi get pay paw Frideh (I get my pay on Friday) An by Satdeh is like mi don’t know weh dat deh (And by Saturday, it’s like I don’t know where that is) But nuh feel seh mi squanda mi money (But don’t think that I had squandered my money) Mi work too hard fi it, fi take it an dash weh (I work too hard for it, to take it and throw away) A long time mi nuh save (It’s been a long time since I saved) Gone a the days when mi could a have a thing stash weh (Gone are the days when I could have something stashed away) Mi lose big out a track one day so mi naw go back deh (I lost big out at the track one day, so I’m not going back there) Mi haffi try supn else (I have to try something else) Get mi pay mi pray fi Jah bless it (Got my pay, I pray for God to bless) All kind a way mi a try stretch it (All kinds of way I’m stretching it) Mi try pick 3 but mi never yet ketch it (I tried pick 3 but I didn’t catch it) All mi lotto mi haffi left it (Even my lotto, I had to leaved it) An a don’t waan break the law (And I don’t want to break the law) One a mi friend tell mi fi try partner (One of my friends told me to try partner ) But the same week weh mi get mi draw (But the same week I got my draw) Mi hand gone back a mi Jaw (My hand went back to my Jaw)

(Repeat Chorus)

[Verse 2] Last night was a fortnight An likkle most yuh hear seh mi an di bass fight (And me and my boss almost fought) About 6 week wages him owed mi (He owes me about 6 week wages) An come a tell man story (And is telling me stories) But story cyaah put food paw mi table (But stories can’t put food on my table) Story cyaah put on back mi cable (Stories can’t put on back my cable ) So bass man keep yuh fable (So boss, keep your fable) Yuh don’t si mi life unstable (Don’t you see that my life’s unstable ) Mi owed one month rent an mi haffi pay off (I owe one month rent and I have to pay it off) Couldn’t pay light suh that haffi stay off (Couldn’t pay the light bill so that have to stay off) Mi have whole heap more bills fi clear off (I have a lot more bills to clear off) The six week ting just throw mi way off (The six week thing just threw me way off) Lord mi pray mi nuh get lay off (Lord, I pray I don’t get laid off) Cause if mi get layed off (Because if I get laid off) Mi could a try theft an end up inna prison (I could try stealing and end up in prison) Like Bernard Madoff

(Repeat Chorus)

[Verse 3] Granny seh how water walk go a pumpkin (Granny says, how water walked to the pumpkin) But mi waan ask yuh something (But I want to ask you something) A weh the money walk gone when a month end (Where did money walk to when it’s the month end) Mi waan some tire an mi waan fix mi front end (I want some tires and I want to fix my front end) Water commission dem take mi fi fool (Water commission take me for a fool) How mi bills heavy so an mi naw full (How are my bills so heavy and I’m not full) Lord mi dream this an mi light bill (Lord I dreamt this and my light bill) The yute dem cyaah guh a school (The youths can’t go to school)

(Repeat Chorus x2)

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