Get Back in Line

Ray Davies, released on Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, © Noma Music, Inc. BMI 1970

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Facing the world ain't easy when there isn't anything going

Standing at the corner waiting watching time go by

Will I go to work today or shall I bide my time

'Cos when I see that union man walking down the street

He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat

Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine

Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line

Now I think of what my mamma told me

She always said that it would never ever work out

But all I want to do is make some money

And bring you home some wine

For I don't ever want you to see me

Standing in that line

'Cause that union man's got such a hold over me

He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat

Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine

Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line

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