"Work For The Working Man" as written by Darrell R Brown, Richard S Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi....
I'm here, trying to make a living
And I ain't living just to die
Never getting back what I'm giving
Wont someone help me, someone justify
Why these strong hands are on the unemployment line
And there's nothing left, whats on my mind

Who's gonna work for the working man ?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother I've been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man

Empty pockets, full of worries
I had to get two jobs and it was hard enough getting by
But with the grace of God I'm getting us through
But only know that I know how to do
That I'm the only one who's gotta look my family in the eye
Day after day, night after night

Who's gonna work for the working man ?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother Ive been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man
Work, work, working man

I lost my pension, they took my ID
These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my dreams
Can you hear me ?

Who's gonna work for the working man ?
Work for the working man
(Work) Get the hands in the dirt, who's gonna work of the curse
(Work) Brother Ive been damned, if I don't raise a hand
Work for the work, work, work for the working man
Work, work, working man
Work, work, working man

I lost my pension, they took my ID
These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my streets


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21, edited by Robdog1

"Work For the Working Man" as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora

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    General CommentWOW nobody comments?? This is a cool song...it kind of sounds like livin on a prayer...I'm not too sure about the meaning...but I like the emotion in the part "these were my friends these were my dreams these were my hopes these are my streets can you hear me???" good stuff
    hayesrjon December 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthayesrj I agree with you, i find this song very interesting and I also love the line you say... for me it's something between a "protest" song and the story of many men and women who work their a**es off and are "Never getting back what I'm (they're) giving". It speaks about lack of opportunities aswell, powerful song and let's you thinking on a couple of things. Very nice.
    gersepon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentInspired by the DHL plant in Wilmington, Ohio, letting go of 7,000 jobs in 2009.
    C4B0W4B0on March 13, 2013   Link

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