NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND


Workin' Man Lyrics

Sittin' alone in the dark
Wastin' my time in a park
'Cause I've got nowhere to go.

Had me a job til the market fell out
Tried hard to borrow but there was no help
Now I've got nowhere to go.

I need a job for these two hands
I'm a workin' man with nowhere to go

One last look at my land
Auctioneer with his gavel in hand
and he says: ‘It's got to go'.

Worked this piece all my life
It broke my heart and it took my wife
Now I've got nothing to show.

I need a job for these two hands
I'm a workin' man with nowhere to go

Wandered aimless in the city
With my dirt workin' boots and my old straw hat in hand
Singing a song by Woody Guthrie
This land is your land, it ain't my land
I'm a workin' man, with nowhere to go.

I was born to the sunrise
Breaking back all day
Now I've got something to say.

I am broke but not broken
And I am not alone
There's a lot of folks with nowhere to go.

Are they ever gonna understand?
You can't leave a workin' man with nowhere to go.

Are they ever gonna understand?
You can't leave a workin' man with nowhere to go.

Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go
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Songwriter(s): Lonnie Johnson, Jimmie Fadden
Copyright: Jim Boy Music, Fort Knox Music Inc.
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