Honest Work (Todd Lungren) I'm not afraid to bend my back I'm not afraid of dirt But how I fear the things I do For lack of honest work. My family is lost to me They could not bear the hurt To see the state their boy is in For lack of honest work. I hold no blame for anyone 'Twas I who did arrange To pay my union dues so I'd not have to learn or change. And when I was replaced, 'twas I Who started down the hill And drank away my savings 'til I couldn't stop myself. The prophets of a brave new world Captains of industry Have visions grand and great design But none have room for me. They see a world where everyone Is rich and smart and young But if I live to see such things Too late for me they come. I know I'm not the only one To fall beneath the wheel Such company cannot assuage The loneliness I feel. So many are resigned to be Society's debris But I will be remembered for The life life took from me. For I'm not afraid to bend my back I'm not afraid of dirt But how I fear the things I do For lack of honest work. Copyright Todd Lungren NL APR99
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