Worker's Song Lyrics - Dropkick Murphys

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Yeh, this one's for the workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead

In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
We've often been told to keep up with the times
For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
And with sliderule and stopwatch our pride they have robbed

We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about

And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given a gun and then pushed to the fore
And expected to die for the land of our birth
Though we've never owned one lousy handful of earth?

[Chorus x3]

All of these things the worker has done
From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
We've been yoked to the plough since time first began
And always expected to carry the can

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great tune | Reviewer: Adam | 2/2/12

Whenever you parent company needs someone to do their sh#t kicking for them and go out to the public and clean up their mess, i always sing
"And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given a gun and then pushed to the fore". My colleagues look at me funny every time.. but it at least brings a smile to my face during a lousy day..

great lyrics | Reviewer: Wearloga | 4/27/10

These lyrics are so true, as anyone who considers him/herself a true worker will know. It's a song out of which one can take strength to carry on. There should in my opinion, in contrast to the one of edge, see previous review, like the author of these lyrics apparently thought too, not be a comment to call all workers to arms.
We are the workers, we work.

great song | Reviewer: edge | 7/4/08

this song really reflects the situation of the workers. It captures the real life conditions of the working class who toil hardly yet earn so low. The song could be better if it posed a challenge to all working class to unite and fight oppression.

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