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Thread #115011   Message #2701338
Posted By: Amos
15-Aug-09 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: FSGW 2008 Getaway Pix & videos
Subject: RE: FSGW 2008 Getaway Pix & videos
One web-version of the song Mick is singing:

Ordinary man

I am an ordinary man,
nothing special nothing grand,
I have to work for everthing I own.

As I never asked for a lot,
I was happy with with I got,
enough to keep my family and my home.

Now they say the times are hard,
and they've handed me my cards
they say there is not to work, to go around

but when the whistle blows,
the gates will finally close
tonight they are going to shut this factory down,
then they'll tear it down.

I never missed a day or went to strike for better pay,
for 20 years I served them the best I could
Now with the signing of a check they seem so easy to forget
the loyalty through the bad times and through good.

Now the owner says it is sad to see that thing have got so bad
but the Captains of industry won't let them lose.
He still drives a car and smokes a cigar,
he still takes his family on a cruise,
he'll never lose.

Now it seems to me such a cruel irony,
he is richer now than ever he was before.
Now my check spends and I can't afford the rent,
there is one law for the rich one for the poor.

Every day I try to salvage) some of my pride,
to find some job so I can pay my way,
but wherever I go the answer is always no,
there is no work for anyone here today, no work today ...

An so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man,
with thousands beside my in the cue,
I watch my darling wife try to make the best of life,
but god knows what the kids are going to do

now that we are faced with this human waste,
a generation cast aside
for as long as I live I never will forgive
that you stripped me from my dignity an pride,
you stripped me bare,
you stripped me bare,
you stripped me bare.