"To Have And To Have Not" as written by and Billy Bragg....
Up in the morning and out to school
Mother says there'll be no work next year
Qualifications once the Golden Rule
Are now just pieces of paper

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards

If you look the part you'll get the job
In last year's trousers and your old school shoes
The truth is son, it's a buyer's market
They can afford to pick and choose

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because I dress like this
Doesn't mean I'm a communist

The factories are closing and the army's full -
I don't know what I'm going to do
But I've come to see in the Land of the Free
There's only a future for the Chosen Few

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards

At twenty one you're on to of the scrapheap
At sixteen you were top of the class
All they taught you at school
Was how to be a good worker
The system has failed you, don't fail yourself

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards


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"To Have and to Have Not" as written by Billy Bragg

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    General CommentWow, just d/l-ed the Lars version of this song people were talking about---BOY does it SUCK! I'll say this tho, Billy B have a MUCH better live version of this song; I think its from "help save the youth of America" or something like that---its much better than the studio version, and WAY better than the Lars and the whoevers version.
    hangwire13on October 18, 2007   Link

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