From the recording .

Lyrics

Well the pay ain’t too bad down at the shoe factory
Putting insoles to uppers on line number three
And when the work day is done, he goes home right away
Where Julie is waiting with little Jesse Rae

Then they all sit to supper, maybe turn on TV
Just three people and their love in a living room
‘til Julie says “Hey babe, I’m tired. I think I’ll take our girl to bed.”
And he says, “You two go ahead, I’ll be there soon.”

And up the stairs
As she reads the girl a story
She knows he’s down there working on a song.
In her prayers she stops
To think about the road their lives are on.
But the morning’s coming early.
She reaches for the light
And just before she sleeps she hears the sound
Of his guitar in the night.

At an old kitchen table, on a warm afternoon
He struggles to negotiate the demands of verse and tune.
It’s hard to get it right, and when he does it sends him flying.
For hours in the night he’s still trying

And up the stairs
She is mindful of her family
And she knows he’s down there working on a song.
In her prayers she stops
To think about the road their lives are on.
But the morning’s coming early.
She reaches for the light
And just before she sleeps she hears the sound
Of his guitar in the night.

The morning’s coming early.
She reaches for the light
And just before she sleeps she hears the sound
Of his guitar in the night.