Working at the Factory

Ray Davies, released on Think Visual, © Davray Music Ltd. 1986

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All my life I've been a workin' man

When I was at school they said that's all you'll ever understand

No profession. I didn't figure in their plans

So they sent me down factory to be a workin' man

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All I lived for, All I lived for

All I lived for was to get out of the factory

Now I'm here seemingly free, but working at the factory.

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The music came along and gave new life to me

And gave me hope back in 1963

The music came and set me free

From working at the factory

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All I lived for, All I lived for

was to get out of the factory

All I lived for, All I lived for

was to get out of the factory

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Never wanted to be like everybody else

But now there are so many like me sitting on the shelf

They sold us a dream but in reality

It was just another factory

I made the music , thought that was mine

It made me free , but that was in another time

But then the corporations and the big combines

Turned musicians into factory workers on assembly lines.

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All I lived for, All I lived for

All I lived for was to get out of the factory

We made the music to set ourselves free

From working at the factory.

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All my life I've put in a working day

Now it's sign the contract. Get production on the way

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Take the money, make the music pay

Working at the factory

All I lived for was to get out of the factory.

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Never wanted to be like everybody else

But now there are so many like me sitting on the shelf

They sold us a dream but in reality

Was just another factory

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Working at the factory.

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