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Working for the Man (2 versions shown) Lyrics

"Working for the Man (2 versions shown)" was written by Orbison, Roy.
"Working for the Man (2 versions shown)" was written by Orbison, Roy.

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Hey now, you better listen to me every one of you
We got a lot of lot of lot of lot of work to do
Forget about your women and that water can
Today you're working for the man

Well pick up your feet, we got a deadline to meet
I'm gonna see you make it on time
And don't relax, I want elbows and backs
I wanna see everybody from behind

'Cause you're working for the man
Working for the man
Gotta make him a hand
When you're working for the man

Well, I'm pickin' em' up and I'm layin' 'em down
Believe he's gonna work me into the ground
I pulled to the left and I heaved to the right
I outta kill him but it wouldn't be right

'Cause I'm working for the man
Working for the man
Gotta make him a hand
When you're working for the man

Well, the boss man's daughter sneaks me water
Every time her daddy's down the line
She says "Meet me tonight, love me right
And every thing's gonna be fine"

So I slave all day, without much pay
I'm just abiding my time
'Cause the company and the daughter, you see
They both gonna be all mine

Yeah, I'm gonna be the man
Gonna be the man
Gotta make him a hand
If it gonna be the man

Working for the man
Working for the man
Gotta make him a hand
When you're working for the man

Working for the man
Working for the man
Gotta make him a hand
When you're working for the man

Songwriters
ORBISON, ROY

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