Won’t someone help me, someone justify     
Why these strong hands are on the unemployment line       
And there’s nothing left, what’s on my mind    
Whoooaa oooh     

Who’s gonna work for the working man (work)
Work for the working man (work)     
Get the hands in the dirt, who’s gonna work of the curse (work)
Brother I’ve been damned (work), if I don’t raise a hand (work)     
Work for the work, work, work for the working man (work)       
Working man     

Empty pockets full of worries
I had to get two jobs and it was hard enough just getting by  
But with the grace of God I’m getting us through  
But only know that I know how to do  
That I’m the only one who’s gotta look my family in the eye     
Day after day, night after night     
Whoaaaaa oooh     

Who’s gonna work for the working man (work)    
Work for the working man (work)    
Get the hands in the dirt, who’s gonna work of the curse (work)     
Brother I’ve been damned (work), if I don’t raise a hand (work)     
Work for the work, work, work for the working man (work)       
Working man, Working man, Working man    

I lost my pension    
They took my ID     
These were my friends, these were my dreams
These were my hopes, these are my dreams       
Can you hear me?     

Who’s gonna work for the working man (work)    
Work for the working man (work)
Get the hands in the dirt, who’s gonna work of the curse (work)         
Brother I’ve been damned (work), if I don’t raise a hand (work)       
Work for the work, work, work for the working man (work)
Working man, working man, working man

These were my friends, these were my dreams  
These were my hopes, these are my streets