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Blue Collar Guy in a White Collar World

 
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Lyric Credits: Mike Lacey
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Description
Short Song Description:
Exuberance of life, content with being who you are
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Metadata
Song Length:
3:42
Primary Genre:
Country-Rock
Secondary Genre:
Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Happiness
Mood 1:
Content
Mood 2:
Pleased
Similar Artist 1:
Tom Petty
Language:
English
Era:
1970 - 1979
Lyrics
Blue Collar Guy copyright 2007
Mike Lacey



Things in life that matter, they don't come easy or free
The currency is sweat and time and nothing's guaranteed
Was taught the measure of a man, ain't the things that you own
It's bein' with friends, the blessing of health, or family sharing a home

Chorus 1
I'm a workin' class Joe, trapped in a tie
A dream come true and a curse
Just a regular blue collar guy
In a white collar universe

The world is driven by image and much of it ain't what it seems
Raising your kids and doing your job help avoiding extremes
A little success'll tempt you to change, ignore what's decent and real
Til you become hollow and numb, barely able to feel

Chorus 2
A workin' class Joe, trapped in a tie
A dream come true and a curse
Just a regular blue collar guy
In a white collar universe

Flashing a diamond or sportin' a tux ain't the direction I steer
Instead of cigars and single malt scotch, I'll take a burger and beer
Got roustin' and runnin' the shine in my blood, and country's bred in my soul
But nothing can beat a night with my buddies checking out rock n' roll


Chorus 3
A workin' class Joe, trapped in a tie
A dream come true and a curse
Just a regular a blue collar guy
In a white collar universe


Chorus 4
For a regular Joe, trapped in a tie
It ain't really a curse
Wouldn't trade bein' a blue collar guy
For any man's universe