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E-town Concrete – A Setup lyrics

Johnny never went to college.
He couldn't afford the fee.
He got lucky; he had an uncle who worked for NBC.
Now Johnny's taking orders for people who shop from the TV
Mostly wealthy housewives who buy expensive jewelry.

It's a setup, to keep you down.
They set you up, then knock you down.

Johnny got laid off, his job sent overseas.
He made about 50 bucks day, his replacement only 3.

My mother never had much money; my grades were never all that great.
So how the fuck am I supposed to learn if education costs more than I make?
And how the fuck am I supposed to earn when good jobs want a college degree? Seven bucks an hour, what kind of future does that leave for me?!

It's a setup, to keep you down.
They set you up, then knock you down.(2x)

Johnny's going through some tough times and barely making both ends meet.
He can't find a job on account of the economy.
Johnny's feeling desperate; he's got kids to feed.
So the day that I met Johnny
He was robbing me.

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