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There was a whole lot of money, he said I'd soon be earning
There was a whole lot of papers that I didn't understand
There was a whole lot of talk about keeping some beacon burnin'
And the next thing I knew I was working for the man

It took a whole lot of shovin' to keep that motor turning
It took a whole lot of breaking my back till I could hardly stand
It took a whole lot of keeping that midnight candle burning
That's the lesson you learn when you working for the man

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Working for the man you know exactly where you stand
Last in line and working for the man

I did a whole of thinking how to get them tables turning
I did a whole lot of acting like I'm doing the best I can
I did a whole lot of biting my tongue just to keep on learning
That's the lesson you learn when you working for the man

Working for the man you know exactly where you stand
Last in line and working for that man

I got a whole lot to show for it since the day I started
I got lines on my faces, I got blisters on my hand
I got debts to the company, but I don't get down hearted
I still got the privilege working for the man
I still got the privilege working for the man
Working, working, working, working

Writer(s): ROD CLEMENTS, ALAN HULL

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