"Working Man" as written by Christopher Jasper, Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'kelly Isley, Bryon Mc Cane, Charles Scruggs, Anthony Henderson and Steven / Howse....
I get up at seven, yeah
And I go to work at nine
I got no time for livin'
Yes, I'm workin' all the time

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am
I guess that's why they call me
They call me the workin' man

They call me the workin' man
I guess that's what I am

'Cause I get home at five o'clock
And I take myself out a ice, cold beer
Always seem to be wond'rin'
Why there's nothin' goin' down here

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am
I guess that's why they call me
The workin' man

They call me the workin' man
I guess that's what I am

Well they call me the workin' man
I guess that's what I am

I get up at seven, yeah
And I go to work at nine
I got no time for livin'
Yes, I'm workin' all the time

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am
I guess that's why they call me
They call me the workin' man

Well they call me the workin' man
I guess that's what I am

They call me the workin' man
I guess that's what I am


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"Working Man" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Alex Zivojinovich

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  • +2
    General CommentIt doesn't sound nowhere near as rockin as the original,but this is the first song my brother taught me on acoustic guitar.
    emuInAmuumuuon May 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentseems to be about the basic 9-5 worker..........he feels his whole life is spent working and when he gets home he has no time for anything
    beemer11on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the greatedt after work song
    crackermcnaccaon July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust like B said, basic 9-5 worker...and believe me, we all know how great this song is after a long ass day at work
    shed27on September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWorking Man is a good song but it's obvious how Neil Peart changed the bands direction when he joined the band on their next album. He wrote the majority of Rush's lyrics and they became much more complex.
    mkgon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know much about playing guitar or singing...but that cover seems pretty bad...not clean at all. Sorry, man.
    nemton April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman, thats not a cover...is it? geddy lee himself said that he's thuoght about covers, it would be interesting. i dont thinkt hey've ever done any. but ya..the 9-5 worker theory is bang on..i think.
    passionate_musicon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince it was so early on in Rush's career, the song was probably taken from several other sources. (Styles like The Who or Led Zeppelin would have used.) People were actually calling the radio when this came out thinking that they had heard fresh Zeppelin material.

    I don't believe it's a cover, however.


    Great song nonetheless. Put Rush on the map. =]
    TheEndIsNearon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is not a cover, a Rush original. That being said, the song is one of my favorites by them, I love the riff!
    avs2006on July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy theme song. I can definitely relate. I may go see these guys live.. sick. It'd be my first concert. :)
    Lateralus518on April 01, 2007   Link

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