"Working for the Man" as written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson....
Hey now you better listen to me everyone of you
We got a lotta, lotta, lotta, lotta work to do
Forget about your woman and that water can
Today were working for the man

Well pick up your feet
We've got a deadline to meet
I'm gonna see you make it on time
Don't relax
I want elbows and backs
I want to see everybody from behind

'Cause your working for the man working for the man
You gotta make him a hand when you're working for the man

So I'm pickin' 'em up and I'm laying 'em down
I believe he's gonna work me into the ground
I pull to the left, I heave to the right
I want to kill him but it wouldn't be right

'Cause I'm working for the man, working for the man
I gotta make him a hand when you're working for the man

Well the boss man's daughter sneaks me water
Every time her daddy's down the line
She says meet me tonight love a me right
And everything is gonna be fine
So I slave all day without much pay
And I'm just biding my time
'Cause the company and the daughter, you see
They're both gonna be all mine

Yah I'm gonna be the man, I'm gonna be the man
Gotta make him a hand if I'm gonna be the man

Working for the man, working for the man
I gotta make him a hand
Working for the man

Lyrics submitted by Ant292

"Working for the Man" as written by Joe Melson Roy Orbison

Lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentRoy Orbison first wrote this song whilst he was road tripping with the manson family, He wrote it about working for charles manson whilst he was buying the love from one of mansons followers Susan Atkins.
    Chaos_B_Con May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song, perfectly describes the shitty job i have at the moment :)

    unfortunately theres no bosses daughhter around loll
    rusholmeruffianon May 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIs 'the man' the boss or a misogynist propositioning women? The song is cleverly ambiguous.
    Tom74on November 26, 2014   Link

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