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Lyrics

Rich Man’s World
© Tom Manche/Rusty Russell

I put in my time and I played by the rules
Toeing the line with the rest of the fools
Chasing the lie
I’d end up with something to leave

But little by little the truth trickled down
There’s winners and losers in this life, I’ve found
Don’t mean to complain
But it’s something I’ve come to believe…

It’s a rich man’s world, it’s a rich man’s world
You think that you own your own time and place
But come to find out you’re just renting space
In a rich man’s world

I’m breakin’ my back in the summertime heat
One paycheck away from a life on the street
Can’t catch a break
No matter how hard I try

I look down the road and see more of the same
There’s got to be somebody rigging the game
Pullin’ the strings
Of puppets like me from on high

It’s a rich man’s world, it’s a rich man’s world
You think that you own your own time and place
But come to find out you’re just renting space
In a rich man’s world

It’s a rich man’s world
It’s a rich man’s world
It’s a rich man’s world