Why do people live this way?
They shake all night, and slave all day
And get nothing
They have nothing

And when exactly were we sold
That a good boy does just what he's told?
Why did you choose lead over gold?
Why did we choose lead over gold?

[Chorus]
They said "Take…"
"...Anything you want"
But you never got a lot
You never got a single thing worth anything
Wake up
It's later than you know
And you have to go
'Cause now it's time to punch the clock
Now it's time to punch the clock

Every day and all brand new
It's an endless rerun, starring me and you
Watch us running in the wrong directions
Monkeys fascinated by our own reflections

A distant prize
The open doors reveal themselves as painted walls
A way to keep the hunger up
So we all run for the rabbit when the gate goes up

Run for the rabbit when the gate goes up x8

[Chorus]

(Stop stop stop stop...)

Lead over gold x16

Suck out all the life
Till the money runs dry
Yeah, there's worms in the apple
And there's trails in the sky
A lot more money
And a lot less soul
Bang the peg into the hole
The peg into the hole

Suck out all the life
Till the money runs dry
Yeah, there's worms in the apple
And there's trails in the sky
A lot more money
And a lot less soul
Bang the peg into the hole
The peg into the hole


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