From the recording From "LOWDOWN" (1980)

Lyrics

I'm tired of beat
and i don't like to cruise
I'm light on my feet
but it's hard on my shoes

I's walkin downtown
just checkin it out
lookin for work
and wantin to shout

I like to compete
but sometimes i bruise
I'm light on my feet
but it's hard on my shoes

Hard on my shoes
Hard on my shoes
All this runnin around
is wearin em down
Wearin holes in my soles
It's hard
Hard on my shoes

Now it's catchin my eye
that dance that you do
but i'm not gonna try
to keep up with you
cause i'm tired of this beat
and i don't like to cruise
I'm light on my feet
but it's hard on my shoes

Hard on my shoes
Hard on my shoes
All this runnin around
is wearin em down
Wearin holes in my soles
It's hard
Hard on my shoes