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Working for the Japanese - Lyrics

I ain't never read the Wall Street Journal
I ain't no PH.D
The Trickle Down theory and the Laffer Curve
Are just Greek to me

I'm ignorant about inflation
And the Federal Reserve T-note
I ain't never had a lesson in the Great Depression
But this much I know:

We're all working for the Japanese (for the Japanese)
Little cars and color TV's (cars and color TV's)
Sending all our money overseas
To the Eastern 'sphere
One day we're gonna lose our roots
Wear Oriental jeans and boots
And drink nothing but
Kawasaki saki, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer

(Ah-so!)

Chrysler fights for survival
So does General Motors
Ford perseveres with better ideas
And everybody drives Toyotas

Sony owns the Rockefeller Center
And the Hawaiian archipelago
We buy Seiko's, Walkmans, TV's, and minivans
And wonder where the money all goes

We're all working for the Japanese (for the Japanese)
Little cars and color TV's (cars and color TV's)
Sending all our money overseas
To the Eastern 'sphere
One day we're gonna lose our roots
Wear Oriental jeans and boots
And drink nothing but
Kawasaki saki, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer

(Ah-so!)

I'm gonna gather up all my dollars
Trade 'em in for Yen
Get up and go to Tokyo
Start over again

Gonna change my name to 'Yamada'
Marry me a geisha wife
And eat nutritious dishes like little raw fishes
And be happy for the rest of my life

(Ah-so!)

While you're all workin' for the Japanese (for the Japanese)
Little cars and color TV's (cars and color TV's)
Sending all our money overseas
To the Eastern 'sphere
One day you're gonna lose your roots
Wear Oriental jeans and boots
And drink nothing but
Kawasaki saki, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer

You're gonna love that
Kawasaki saki, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer!

(Ah-so!)

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