We've taken all you've given
It's gettin' hard to make a livin'
Mr. President, have pity on the working man

We ain't asking you to love us
You may place yourself high above us
Mr. President, have pity on the working man

I know it may sound funny
But people ev'ry where are runnin' out of money
We just can't make it by ourself

It is cold and the wind is blowing
We need something to keep us gong
Mr. President, have pity on the working man

Maybe you're cheatin'
Maybe you're lyin'
Maybe you have lost your mind
Maybe you only think about yourself

Too late to run, too late to cry now
The time has come for us to say good-bye now
Mr. President, have pity on the working man
Mr. President, have pity on the working man


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Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) Lyrics as written by Randy Newman

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    good

    lilyangaon May 10, 2002   Link
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    Ironic how this song, over thirty years later, makes just as much sense as it did back then.

    Pecanman17on January 31, 2007   Link

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