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  1. Common Man

From the recording Common Man

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