"Let's work" as written by David Allan Stewart and Mick Jagger....
No sitting down on your butt
The world don't owe you
No sitting down in a rut
I wanna show you

Don't waste your energy
On making enemies
Just take a deep breath
And work your way up

Let's work, be proud
Stand tall, touch the clouds
Man and woman, be free
Let's work, kill poverty

La, la, la
Work your way up

Let's work, be proud
Stand tall, touch the clouds
Man and woman, be free
Let's work, kill poverty

You're sitting down on your butt
And your get greedy
You start to lose your nuts
Don't you look seedy
Can generosity bring you humility
So take a deep breath

Ain't gonna sweat for you
Ain't gonna sigh for you
Ain't gonna cry for you
If you're lazy

Ain't gonna slave for you
Ain't gonna hurt for you
It just won't work for you
If you're lazy

Let's work, be proud
Stand tall, touch the clouds
Let's work, let's eat
Let's live in ecstasy
Man and woman, be free
Let's work, kill poverty

Let's work, be proud
Stand tall, touch the clouds
Man and woman, be free
Let's work, let's work

Get down in the dirt and let's work
Get down in the dirt and let's work
Get up, be free
Get down in the dirt, let's work

Get down in the dirt, let's work
Get down in the dirt
Take off your shirt
Get down in the dirt
Let's work


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"Let's Work" as written by Dave Stewart Michael (mick) Jagger

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    General CommentI like the enthusiasm and driving rhythm of this unusual Jagger song. For a change it's not about heroin, prostitutes, Satan or getting one's rocks off.

    I don't think it's about spring cleaning the house, weeding the garden or washing the car either.

    No, I think Mick may actually be urging humanity to get up off its arse and get down to solving its problems, not least of them apathy, petty rancor, despondency, and very concrete poverty.

    A refugee immigrant working in a self-run agricultural cooperative was asked by a TV journalist if he thought this kind of work was useful for immigrants like himself.

    The immigrant replied: "Work is useful for the whole world".

    I like to think that is the spirit of this song. Well done Mick!
    Seron October 12, 2017   Link

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