"Joy Of Labour" as written by and Ian Fraser/campbell Kilmister....
Woke up dead, you know I woke up dead
Give me time to get it through my head
They hanged me by the neck, I heard the devil laugh
I was a nervous wreck, I was the first in line

Do you want to look right in the devil's face?
You must have seen the ground where we upheld the Law
I was a young man then, I was a young man then
Spending time on the killing floor
Do as you would want to be
Joy of labour, sets you free

Woke up scared, you know I woke up scared
Give me time to show you, how I wound up there
They put me in a cell, I heard the ghost in there
I wasn't feeling well, I was the first in line

Do you want see right through the devil's eyes?
You must have seen the ground where they all stood before
I was a young man then, I was a young man then
Spending time on the killing floor
Be more than you seem to be
Joy of labour, sets you free

Woke up dead, you know I woke up dead
I was the only one, that saw the road ahead
They beat me with their fists
I did the devil's work
And I was on their list, I was the first in line

Do you even know what the devil does
He drives a man 'til he can't take no more
I was a young man then, I was a young man then
Spending time on the killing floor


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"Joy of Labour" as written by Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou Ian Fraser Kilmister

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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about, but the song is bloody awesome.
    rotinhellorgon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song absolutely rocks!!!!

    remember reading somewhere that the song is from the perspective of an SS member who has been caught by the allies and tries to explain his past and where his past actions have lead him.
    born-2-loseon September 02, 2006   Link

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