It happened back in ancient times when people worked overtime, overtime
In fact I think in 1985
Life was busy in the big city
And the union was sitting pretty
It wasn't easy to stay alive.
And they'd run from the city to the sun and the country
And never quite get away
When the weekend came everybody took a holiday, everybody took a holiday.
On a Sunday in July, everybody made up there minds
And when Monday rolled around no one came home
All the cities and streets were bare
Everybody was havin' fun elsewhere
As the weeks went by no one came home!
And the stores closed down and the cars stopped runnin' and the sky cleared day-to-day
But no one cared everybody took a holiday, everybody took a holiday.
But the world has changed today
Everyone works in the usual way
But at least we had one month away.
Things are much, much slower now
People get away anyhow, anyhow
And the weekend comes they take a holiday.
An they run from the city to the sun and the country
An never quite get away
When the weekend comes everybody takes a holiday
Everybody took a holiday,
Everybody took a holiday.