"Uncle Son" as written by and Davies....
He was just a workin' man,
Simple rules and simple plans,
Fancy words he didn't understand,
He loved with his heart,
He worked with his hands.

Liberals dream of equal rights,
Conservatives live in a world gone by,
Socialists preach of a promised land,
But old uncle son, was an ordinary man.

Bless you uncle son,
They won't forget you, when the revolution comes.

Unionists tell you when to strike,
Generals tell you when to fight,
Preachers tell you wrong from right,
They'll feed you when you're born,
And use you all your life.

Bless you uncle son,
They won't forget you when the revolution comes.


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    General CommentThis is just another example of Ray Davies' brilliance as a songwriter. This is one of my favorite Kinks songs. I actually put the lyrics in my collection of favorite quotes. The song is absolutely timeless and in the current polarized, utterly frustrating political environment in the U.S. it provides a welcome relief. There are many ordinary, hard-working, honorable people out there that are often used (sometimes abused) for a politcal system's own benefit. But these people and their modest lives are really the ones who should be honored and put on a pedestal. Typical Ray, critical of society and life, but always noting the silver linings. There is a small group of people out there who are aware and understand the Kinks and all their incredible songs. The mainstream media and general population will never get it. Those of us in the know can treasure our little secret. I like it better that way.
    wildkatkenon February 27, 2012   Link

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