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Now I'm a union man
Amazed at what I am
I say what I think, that the company stinks
Yes I'm a union man

When we meet in the local hall
I'll be voting with them all
With a hell of a shout, it's "Out brothers, out!"
And the rise of the factory's fall

Oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Us union men are wise
To the lies of the company spies
And I don't get fooled by the factory rules
'Cause I always read between the lines

And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard
And this is what I say:

Oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Before the union did appear
My life was half as clear
Now I've got the power to the working hour
And every other day of the year

So though I'm a working man
I can ruin the government's plan
And though I'm not hard, the sight of my card
Makes me some kind of superman

Oh, oh, oh, you don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
You don't get me, I'm part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die



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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Haha. The very idea that trade unions aren't a good thing. You wanna go and live in china, mate, where only state-sanctioned ones are allowed. Without workers' unions, the governement can control us.
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    UnregisteredMay 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    I've always felt that it was supportive of union members and was surprised to hear that the "there's nothing but profits" brigade might think it was satire - just shows how out of touch they are.
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    It's a song supporting working class trade unionists, the band have on numerous occasions stated the song is not sarcastic nor anti-union.
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    This is poking fun at the unions who wrecked their own lively hoods during the 60's and 70's.
    More people last their jobs due to scargill and the tuc than thatcher

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