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The Man Down There

This song is by Lindisfarne and appears on the album Happy Daze (1974).

Though the trinkets of glory have fallen my way
I haven't got what I had yesterday
I have forgotten what I had to say
It's one for the man down there
One for the man down there

Although it's not new, it's been said before
While I'm just sitting I'll say it once more
As soon as you sign it, it becomes law
One more for the man down there
One more for the man down there

And as I try to look life in the face
Forced to partake in this so human race
You look for your money, it's gone, left no trace
It's gone to the man down there
It's gone to the man down there

The man down there says he'll take good care of you
By this time next week you'll hold the sun
He will remove all the pain and misery
One day you'll look, see you're gone

Well the bossman is clever, he always will be
Behind it all I'm starting to see
He's getting rich from the likes of you and me
It's all for the man down there
It's all for the man down there

The man down there says he'll take good care of you
One day you'll look, see you're gone

Written by:

Tommy Duffy

Lead vocals:

Ray Jackson and Tommy Duffy

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