"If It Works" as written by and Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks....
We get our nerves of steel
When the balaclavas go on
We're just not used to ourselves
If it pays then it sells our hides

I wake for every meal
But I still set a place for you
We're looking out for you son
We fear the worst but it's done

The factory has treated you well
The coals burn colder
The factory has treated you well
The coals burn colder
But in a part of the heart of the hearth
It still swells

We get our nerves of steel
When the balaclavas go on
We're just not used to ourselves
If it pays then it sells our hides

The factory has treated you well
The coals burn colder
The factory has treated you well
The coals burn colder
But in a part of the heart of the hearth
It still swells


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    General Commenttheyr even playing glastonbury and the carling weekend
    im so gunna see them at leeds fest
    stereocaseon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:/ they definitely deserve success, and their music is amazing, but i hope they will survive the idiots at mtv and other mainstream facets.
    indierockesson December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentindierockess, i totally agree with you.
    i love tokyo police club & i would seriously hate to see their music as background music for some dumbass new tv shows on MTV.
    christyx_ohon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song must be about how one must work for a living in a brutal factory, but its not too bad; hence the factory has treated you well. Its about how a man must do what a man must do and although its hard, in the end its worth it.
    minervoon February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenton year ago today, april 22 2006, my friend said these exact words: "in a year, tokyo police club will be the biggest new band to come out of canada. they will even be playing coachella." i, of course, scoffed at her and was like "yeah, what next, will broken social scene fly?" ahh, if only i knew how right she was and how wrong i am. i stand corrected, e.
    paul_bankson April 22, 2007   Link

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