Friday, May 15, 2009

Tavaline mees

Kui saaksin, pistaksin mõne sedasorti laulu vahel tööjuttude sekka. Aga et see pole ilmselt siiski minu võimuses (või kui, siis ainult yks kord), las ripub sedapuhku siin.

Yhtlasi tervitan selle looga kõiki Margaret Thatcheri fänne.

Christy Moore - Ordinary man

I'm an ordinary man, nothing special nothing grand
I've had to work for everything I own
I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got
Enough to keep my family and my home

They say that times are hard and they've handed me my cards
They say there's not the work to go around
And when the whistle blows, the gates will finally close
Tonight they're gonna shut this factory down
Then they'll tear it down

I never missed a day nor went on strike for better pay
For twenty years I served them best I could
With a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget
Loyalty through the bad times and through good
And the owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad
But the captains of industry won't let him lose
He still smokes his cigar, he drives a brand new car
Still he takes his family on a cruise
He'll never lose

It seems to me a cruel irony
He's richer now than ever he was before
Now my cheque is spent and I can't afford the rent
One law for the rich, one for the poor
Every day I've tried to salvage some of my pride
To find some work so's I might pay my way
Everywhere I go, the answer's always no
No work for anyone here today, no work today

And so condemned I stand just an ordinary man
Like thousands beside me in the queue
I watch me darling wife trying to make the best of life
God knows what the kids are going to do
Now we're faced with this human waste
A generation cast aside
And as long as I live, I never will forgive
You've stripped me of dignity and pride, you've stripped me bare
You've stripped me bare
No work today, no work today

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