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Jenson71
07-08-2008, 06:53 PM
What are the best working man songs?

1. Workingman Blues #2 - Bob Dylan
2. The Highway Men - Cash, Kristopherson, Nelson, Jennings
3. The Wanderer - Cash
4. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

Cash has a lot of blue collar, rough songs. Can't beat him for that kind of stuff.

KcMizzou
07-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Not a dime, I cant pay my rent
I can barely make it through the week
Saturday night Id like to make my girl
But right now I cant make ends meet

Im always workin slavin every day
Gotta get away from that same old same old
I need a chance just to get away
If you could hear me think this is what Id say


Dont need nothin but a good time
How can I resist
Aint lookin for nothin but a good time
And it dont get better than this

They say I spend my money on women and wine
But I couldnt tell you where I spent last night
Im really sorry about the shape Im in
I just like my fun every now and then

Im always workin slavin every day
Gotta get away from that same old same old
I need a chance just to get away
If you could hear me think this is what Id say


You see I raise a toast to all of us
Who are breakin our backs every day
If wantin the good life is such a crime
Lord, then put me away
Heres to ya

:D

Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 08:29 PM
Google Woody Guthrie.

NewChief
07-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Harlan Man by Steve Earle:


Steve Earle, Harlan Man Lyrics
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Artist: Earle Steve
Song: Harlan Man
Album: The Mountain
Steve Earle Sheet Music
Steve Earle CDs


Complimentary RingtoneComplimentary “Harlan Man” RingtoneComplimentary Ringtone

I'm a Harlan Man
Went down in the mine when I was barely grown
It was easy then
‘Cause I didn't know what I know now
But I'm a family man
And it's the only life that I've ever known
But I'm a Harlan Man
Just as long as my luck and lungs hold out
I'm a mountain man
Born in east Kentucky and here I'll stay
And if it's the good Lord's plan
I'll wake up in the mornin' and find
I'm lookin' at the end
Of another long week and I can draw my pay
‘Cause I'm a Harlan Man
Never catch me whinin' cause I ain't that kind

I'm a union man
Just like my daddy and all my kin
I took a union stand
No matter what the company said
I got me two good hands
And just as long as I'm able I won't give in
‘Cause I'm a Harlan Man
A coal minin' mother ‘til the day I'm dead

NewChief
07-08-2008, 09:06 PM
Same album by Steve Earle (great album btw, if you've never heard it)

The Mountain:

I was born on this mountain a long time ago
Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home

I was young on this mountain but now I am old
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
‘Til one night I lay down and woke up to find
That my childhood was over and I went down in the mine

There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's deep
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel
There're ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed

luv
07-08-2008, 09:09 PM
Everybody's workin' for the weekend - Loverboy


:p

Raiderhater58
07-08-2008, 10:48 PM
Working Man - Rush

Mr Luzcious
07-08-2008, 10:57 PM
Blue Collar Man - Styx

Boon
07-09-2008, 12:06 AM
Working Man's Blues - Merle Haggard

HolmeZz
07-09-2008, 12:45 AM
A lotta Springsteen and Mellencamp.

Baby Lee
07-09-2008, 07:44 AM
I don't wanna work,
I just wanna bang on the drums all day

Get that song out of your head.

Huffman83
07-09-2008, 08:50 AM
"Working Class Hero." John Lennon.

Huffman83
07-09-2008, 08:53 AM
"Clocked in."

Black Flag

tried to apply
i can't get loose
my day is to myself
put my brain in a noose

[chorus]
buzzer sounds, gotta move
feet move, legs move, hands move, brain moves....
real slow

i gotta' be on time
just to collect my reward
i gotta stand in line
makes me feel so ****ing bored

'boss barks orders at me
but i can't yell back
'cause whenever i try....
get that son of a bitch off my back

[bridge]
i have this problem every morning,
i gotta' face the clock;
punch in, punch out, it makes me so pissed off
one of these days i'm gonna smash it off the wall!
go home!

StcChief
07-09-2008, 09:48 AM
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead

Chiefnj2
07-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Joel - Allentown
Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth
Tim McGraw - All I want is a Life

Adept Havelock
07-09-2008, 10:20 AM
"One Piece At A Time"

Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs

Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black.

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

[CHORUS]
I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

So the very next day when I punched in
With my big lunchbox and with help from my friends
I left that day with a lunch box full of gears
Now, I never considered myself a thief
GM wouldn't miss just one little piece
Especially if I strung it out over several years.

The first day I got me a fuel pump
And the next day I got me an engine and a trunk
Then I got me a transmission and all of the chrome
The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.

Now, up to now my plan went all right
'Til we tried to put it all together one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.

The transmission was a '53
And the motor turned out to be a '73
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.

So we drilled it out so that it would fit
And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
We had that engine runnin' just like a song
Now the headlight' was another sight
We had two on the left and one on the right
But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.

The back end looked kinda funny too
But we put it together and when we got thru
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin
About that time my wife walked out
And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin."

So we drove up town just to get the tags
And I headed her right on down main drag
I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.

[CHORUS]
I got it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around.

[Spoken] Ugh! Yow, RED RYDER
This is the COTTON MOUTH
In the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC Come on

Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTH
And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there RED RYDER
You might say I went right up to the factory
And picked it up, it's cheaper that way
Ugh!, what model is it?

Portlantis
07-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons

Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you
Then the left one will

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

Boon
07-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Take This Job and Shove It - Johnny Paycheck

kc rush
07-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Working Man - Rush

I get up at seven, yeah
And I go to work at nine
I got no time for livin
Yes, Im workin all the time

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am
I guess thats why they call me
They call me the workin man

They call me the workin man
I guess thats what I am

I get home at five oclock
And I take myself out a nice, cold beer
Always seem to be wondrin
Why theres nothin goin down here

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am
I guess thats why they call me
They call me the workin man

They call me the workin man
I guess thats what I am

Well they call me the workin man
I guess thats what I am