Working Man's Blues

Working Man's Blues

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Another blues/rock number. A bit of the urban working man's frustration expressed in a song lyric.

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I get up in the morning,

And I go to work.

My job is real boring,

And my boss is a jerk.


Chorus

Let's take it to the streets,

Let's turn our anger loose,

Tell the government to back off,

They are killing the golden goose.


I work all day,

For a lousy pay cheque,

I mouth off to the boss,

And I get it in the neck.


Chorus


The money that I make,

Barely pays the rent,

I get paid on Friday,

And by Monday it's all spent.


Chorus


The car I drive,

Is a rolling, rusty wreck.

I can't afford the gas,

But I say, what the heck!


Chorus


My credit cards are maxed out,

I've got no money in the bank.

I'm so far down on my luck,

There's nothing left in the tank.


Chorus


I'm working to pay taxes,

I'm working for the man,

They always want more money,

It's all part of their plan.


Chorus



© 2018 The Iron Horseman


© 2018 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
A straight-up twelve bar blues rocker.

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I’m no good at evaluating the musicality of a poem, so I’ll skip that part. As a poem, I would expect a little more imagination/originality, maybe. But as a song, this is exactly the way such a song goes & yours tells it straight with no flounces. I can imagine this appealing to a crowd of blue-collar working folks from the middle & south of our country. In fact, there’s a bit of the Trumpian grievance refrain that we’ve come to expect on a daily tweet basis. So please give me a pass if I can’t conjure up a load of excitement. You got it done & that’s what you meant to do! *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Lol! Thanks, Margie. I know it's not really your kind of thing, so I appreciate you taking the time .. read more
barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Feel free to read request me!
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, I will do that.



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Nice close...whom would you think would cover this?

What artist/band?



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Maybe Green Day, or perhaps Cage The Elephant on this one, Vic.
ps I just sent you a song I wrote a read request ï went to sleep

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

ok ta de da te da
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

ps. Where did you send it? There is nothing showing up in my email here.
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

I just featured it now
love this as a song or poem either way its true
never enough money to pay the rent food utilities rates or even cut our hair lol
you know i think this is a good song
if you played guitar it would be great


Posted 2 Years Ago


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Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

shame we cant hear you sing andplay on here
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

You might enjoy the playing, but I doubt you would want to hear me sing! :D
Unless there was .. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

ok lol
let me know if you like my song
Need to make this a top chart song for the working class man and women.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

I'd love that! It would be great to get some up and coming band to record it and turn it into a rock.. read more
Hello, Iron! I have been busy at work and you are singing my song!! I am at the beach (not the bathtub beach scenario we've spoken of before), the REAL LIVE BEACH!!! So, I am relaxing a bit and enjoying taking "it to the streets"! I will hopefully be writing some this summer. I SO enjoy it. Again! To quote myself as I usually do, I love, love, love, your poems and songs.. I would say that they sing to me, but that might be too cliché!! LOL Wait... I just said it anyway. I can SO relate to your work... And again I ramble on.... Thank you for sharing. You need to get some music going on with your work. It sounds like something I would like to hear at a dive bar somewhere.... Yes, me... and my alter ego... BUT, then again, it is the Belle Starrish thing to say!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Hi Belle. It's good to hear from you again. I'm glad you are out having some fun!
Thank you f.. read more
as a song writer myself I say it's magnifico!!!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Maria. That means a lot! I look forward to reading some of your songs.
I’m no good at evaluating the musicality of a poem, so I’ll skip that part. As a poem, I would expect a little more imagination/originality, maybe. But as a song, this is exactly the way such a song goes & yours tells it straight with no flounces. I can imagine this appealing to a crowd of blue-collar working folks from the middle & south of our country. In fact, there’s a bit of the Trumpian grievance refrain that we’ve come to expect on a daily tweet basis. So please give me a pass if I can’t conjure up a load of excitement. You got it done & that’s what you meant to do! *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Lol! Thanks, Margie. I know it's not really your kind of thing, so I appreciate you taking the time .. read more
barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Feel free to read request me!
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

Thank you, I will do that.

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Added on May 19, 2018
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Tags: blues, rock, song, poem, poetry, frustration, anger, taxes, working man, government

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The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman

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Aspiring new writer. I enjoy writing stories, poems and song lyrics. In fact most of my poems are song lyrics! All constructive input is welcome. If you think something sucks, tell me so. I won't be o.. more..

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