Common Man

04:27
Eric Corne

Lyrics

richie hayward - drums
dusty wakeman - bass
eamon ryland - electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, 12 string electric mandolin
skip edwards - hammond b3 organ
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica


i thought i'd sing a simple song
it's not a tale of right of wrong
and if it sounds familiar
then I hope you'll sing along

if you work in a factory
in the mall or on the street
punch a clock on tired feet
then you'll know what I mean

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
led around by the nose
but that's how the story goes

well, everything comes to an end
even the roman empire fell
and as these myths are all dispelled
may wisdom yet prevail

a once great nation's fallen ill
a school yard bully hooked on pills
with one hand on the bible
and a hand inside the till

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
led around by the nose
but that's how the story goes

the president and all his men
patronize and condescend
they choose the sword over the pen
and then plead self-defense

while the soldiers march in the parade
i think about the debts we'll pay
and the how the corporations
will count the money that they've made

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
fucked around by the man

and after it's all been said and done
tell me what have we won
one more nation of suspicious hearts
turning black in the sun

is this our kingdom come

i thought I'd sing a simple song
it's not a tale of right or wrong
if it sounds familiar
then I hope you'll sing along

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