"Honest Work" as written by and Todd Rundgren....
I'm not afraid to bend my back
I'm not afraid of dirt
But how I fear the things I do
For lack of honest work

My family is lost to me
They could not bear the hurt
To see the state their boy is in
For lack of honest work

I hold no blame for anyone
'Twas I who did arrange
To pay my union dues so I'd
Not have to learn or change

And when I was replaced, 'twas I
Who started down the hill
And drank away my savings 'til
I couldn't stop myself

The prophets of a brave new world
Captains of industry
Have visions grand and great designs
But none have room for me

They see a world where everyone
Is rich and smart and young
But if I live to see such things
Too late for me they come

I know I'm not the only one
To fall beneath the wheel
Such company can not assuage
The loneliness I feel

So many are resigned to be
Society's debris
But I will be remembered for
The life life took from me

For I'm not afraid to bend my back
I'm not afraid of dirt
But how I fear the things I do
For lack of honest work


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"Honest Work" as written by Todd Rundgren

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    General CommentBetting and gambling. His family are deeply ashamed of him for losing all his money from gambling- "They could not bear the hurt to see the state their boy is in for lack of honest work". Gambling has drank away his savings. When the prophets of a brave new world settled and formed their land, they created jobs, thousands, but for people who don't want to do work, their is no room for them in the "honest boat". They end up gambling, trying to get money, but he is now ashamed of not finding room on the boat and is now not doing honest work.
    FanOfToddR.on June 20, 2016   Link

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