Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man

Ray Davies, released on Preservation: Act 1, © Davray Music Ltd. 1973

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We are sick and tired

Of being promised this and that.

We work all day, we sweat and slave

To keep the wealthy fat.

They fill our heads with promises

And bamboozle us with facts,

Then they put on false sincerity

Then they laugh behind our backs.

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[1st Chorus:]

Money and Corruption

Are ruining the land

Crooked politicians

Betray the working man,

Pocketing the profits

And treating us like sheep,

And we're tired of hearing promises

That we know they'll never keep.

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[1st Chorus]

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Promises, promises, all we get are promises.

Show us a man who'll understand us, guide us and lead us.

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We are sick and tired

Of having to ask them cap in hand

We crawl on the floor

We beg for more,

but still we are ignored.

We're tired of being herded

Like a mindless flock of sheep

And we're tired of hearing promises

That we know they'll never keep.

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[1st Chorus:]

Money and Corruption

Are ruining the land

Crooked politicians

Betray the working man,

Pocketing the profits

And treating us like sheep,

And we're tired of hearing promises

We know they'll never keep.

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We've got to stand together

Every woman, every man,

Because money and corruption are ruining the land.

Show us a man who'll be our Saviour and will lead us.

Show us a man who'll understand us, guide us and lead us.

Show us a man.

Workers of the nation unite.

Workers of the nation unite.

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[Mr. Black sings:]

I visualise a day when people will be free

And we'll be living in a new society.

No class distinction, no slums or poverty

I have a vision of a new society.

And every home will have a stereo and TV,

a deep freeze, quadrasonic and a washing machine.

So workers of the nation unite.

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I am your man

I'll work out a five-year plan

So vote for me brothers

And I will save this land

And we will nationalise the wealthy companies

And all the directors will be answerable to me,

There'll be no shirking of responsibilities

So people of the nation unite.

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Union Man I'll work with you hand in hand

For we're all brothers to our Union Man.

I am your man,

Oh God how I love this land,

So join together save the Fatherland.

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I visualize a day when people will be free

And we'll be living in a new society.

No class distinction, no slums or poverty,

So workers of the nation unite,

Workers of the nation unite,

People of the nation unite.

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