Working Man's Café

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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Looking for the working man's café

In the shopping centre of the town

Looking for somewhere to fit in

In among the retail outlets

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Bought a pair of new designer pants

Where the fruit and veg man used to stand

I always used to see him there

Selling old apples and pears

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Chatting up the pretty girls

With knocked off goods in the van

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Don't you know he was a working man

Long ago he was a working man

And we sat in the working man's café

The working man's café

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Everything around me seems unreal

Everywhere I go it looks and feels like America

We've really come a long way down this road

Improving our surroundings as we go

Changing our roots and culture

But don't you know

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Long ago there was a working man

Don't you know we were all working men

And we'd sit and pass the time of day

At the working man's café

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I thought I knew you then but will I know you now?

There's gotta be a place for us to meet

I'll call you when I've found it

I only hope that life has made us a little more grounded

Hey man, I see you now.

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Oh oh, we were all working men

And here we are at the working man's café

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It's really good to see us come so far

But haven't we forgotten who we are

Taking out a larger loan

Equity relief and mortgages

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We all seem to pass the time of day

Online at the internet café

And if you forget my face

In case you've forgotten just who I am

I'm the kid with the greasy spoon

Firmly held in my hand

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Don't you know I was a working man

Long ago we were all working men

And we sat and spent the time of day

At the working man's café

Yeah, at the working man's café

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