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 said we got all that we can use
Now I got them steadily depressin’ low down mind messin’
Workin’ at the car wash blues

Well I should be sittin’ in some air-conditioned office in a swivel chair
Talkin’ me some trash to the secretaries
Sayin’ hey honey 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 cause 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

[ harmonica – guitar ]

I got them steadily depressin’ low down mind messin’
Workin’ at the car wash blues