Mike's Big Book of Songs

Oddities & Rarities - Every Man A King

so you want a job
well come on in
just fill that application in
didn't you know every man's a king
i'll give you a job
if you get a hair cut and a pair of new shoes
if you iron that shirt and cover up that bruise
and there must be some kind of cologne you can use
i'll give you a job

if you get a nice suit and a permanent address
and get rid of those tattoos that go round you neck
and do something about your skin, it's a mess
i'll give you a job
if you have good references and a bank account
and if you can read and if you can count
and if you'll work for a pitiful amount
i'll give you a job

everybody sing
'every man a king'
everybody sing
how can a man make some money if money makes a man

if you put on a smile if you gain a few pounds
so you don't look like something the cat just found
in a paper bag in a cardboard town
i'll give you a job
if you have a head on your shoulders and a roof over your head
and a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed
so you might understand a single word i've said
hell, i'll give you job

everybody sing
'every man a king'
everybody sing
it could happen to you if it happened to him

if you break the circle, if you shake it off
if you get rid of that hacking cough
and that feverish sweat is something of a turn off
but i'll give you a job
if you change how you talk and the color of your skin
if you know the words to 'every man a king'
and if you can dance and if you can sing
i'll give you a job

everybody sing
'every man a king'
everybody sing
how can a man make some money if money makes a man

©1995 Mike West

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