"Workin' For MCA" as written by Ronnie Van Zant and Edward C. King....
Seven years of hard luck, comin' down on me
From the Florida border, yeah up to Nashville, Tennessee
I worked in every joint you can name, mister every honky tonk
Along come Mr. Yankee Slicker, sayin' maybe you're what I want

Want you to sign your contract
Want you to sign today
Gonna give you lots of money
Workin' For MCA

Nine thousand dollars, that's all we could win
But we smiled at the Yankee Slicker with a big ol' Southern grin
They're gonna take me out to California,
Gonna make me a superstar
Just pay me all of my money
And mister maybe you won't get a scar


Suckers took my money since I was seventeen
If it ain't no pencil pusher, it got to be a honky tonk queen
But I'll sign my contract baby, and I want you people to know
That every penny that I make, I'm gonna see where my money goes


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"Workin for MCA" as written by Ronnie Van Zant Edward C. King

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    General CommentWow. This is a great song. Personally i think its kindov a biography about how they got famous.
    synth_shadowon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks and has a kick ass, and i mean KICK ASS keyboard solo
    heyjude55on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentskynyrd wrote this song for the night they were to play for the MCA exects. when they played it they blew the exects away and got a record deal right off. they always opened their concerts with it. a badass song
    XxFreebirdxXon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentha! its about how MCA gave them very little of the money they made "and I wan't you people to know
    That every penny that I make, I'm gonna see where my money goes"
    sncstealthon January 30, 2007   Link

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