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Gang of Youths – the kingdom is within you Lyrics

Gang of Youths the kingdom is within you Lyrics

When the foreman came
He helped me understand
That my destiny
Was mortar in the Almighty’s hand
Then they shipped my ass
And they worked me place to place
Then delivered me
In the combines as a ward of the state

Mm, come to find me
I’m here today but don’t belong
I’m working ’til the debt is gone
The upside of it
The upside of it
But in a most familiar way
I’m begging you to understand
I try to be a decent man
The upside of it
The upside of it

Night work shattered me with overtime
And they fined me
White kids say they sympathise
But they’re afraid to look me in the eyes

Up up up up up in the sky some place
I got treasures up in heaven
And the state just takes the rest

I been working at the sawmill down in Kinleith
For some time
I’m gonna save for my own furniture and kitchen
Down the line
But they make it hard to pay for things
Outside of cigarettes
Mm- it’s just the jobs we’re in
Well alright then
And amen

Come to find me!
I’m here today but don’t belong
I’m working ’til the debt is gone
The upside of it
The upside of it
And in a most familiar way
I’m begging you to understand
I try to be a decent man
The upside of it
The upside of it

In the unrelieved serenity back home
I wonder how they talk of me
Do I send the card with mountains on?
Or the one with all the riot police?

I don’t open doors for the uniform
Skulking shadows
That break in at the dawn time
To haul us away
Do you know how it feels?
I can recite every libel
And terrible thing I get
‘Cos I built this place

Alrighty!
I’m here until I don’t belong
I’m working ’til the debt is gone
The upside of it
The upside of it
And in a most familiar way
I’m begging you to understand
I try to be a decent man
The upside of it
The upside of it

The upside of it
The upside of it

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