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Joe Foley

"Whadda Ya Want to Break Your Back for the Boss For?" (karaoke)

"Whadda Ya Want to Break Your Back for the Boss For?" (sheet music)


Toiling along in light from morn 'til night,
Wearin' away your all for the Parasite,
Workin' like a mule with a number two,
Puffin' like a bellow when the day is through,
Steerin' a load of gravel through the muck and slop,
Packin' a hod o' mustard 'til you damn near flop,
Tryin’ to bust a gut for two twenty-five,
Pluggin' like a sucker 'til five.

So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life to you?
Do you think it right to struggle day and night
And plow like Hell for the Parasite?
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When there's more in life for you?
Slow up, Bill! That's the way to beat the system.
Join the Wobbly Gang; they've got the bosses guessing.
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life for you?

Do it all today and you'll soon find out
Tomorrow there'll be nothing but to hang about
Looking at the job sign wond'ring why you rave
With a wrinkle on your belly like an ocean wave;
Doughnuts begin to hang a little high;
You're pinched by the Bull for a "German Spy";
"You're nothing but a bum," says the Judge with a smile.
"Thirty days on the rock pile."

So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life to you?
Do you think it right to struggle day and night
And plow like Hell for the Parasite?
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When there's more in life for you?
Slow up, Bill! That's the way to beat the system.
Join the Wobbly Gang; they've got the bosses guessing.
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life for you?

So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life to you?
Do you think it right to struggle day and night
And plow like Hell for the Parasite?
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When there's more in life for you?
Slow up, Bill! That's the way to beat the system.
Join the Wobbly Gang; they've got the bosses guessing.
So, whadda ya want to break your back for the boss for
When it don't mean life for you?

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