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Piece Of The Action

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress
glances at another movie magazine
Down on the corner there's a grocery boy
stuffin' boxes fulla hungry dreams
Someone's cleanin' up the offices
One window burnin' in the dark
Somebody's cryin' is there any way
in hell to light a comet from a single spark

Workin' so hard I can't remember much
about the freedom I been workin' for
Felt like a prisoner 'til I looked in your eyes
and saw a million wide open doors
Ya tell me put a little money away
well every dog will have his day in time
Well I been slavin' like a dog and I got nothin' to show ya
But a collar and a fist fulla nickels and dimes

I want a piece
A piece of the action
Give me a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

Been livin' just like my old man did
and neither once of us could get it right
Punchin' in when the day begins
and punchin' out the local boys at night
There's someone leanin' on a peelin' porch
And someone leavin' on a silver plane
And I finally know the man I'd rather be
Girl I won't be back to getcha 'til they know my name

I want a piece
A piece of the action
Give me a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

They hand you a paycheck every week
and steal a piece of your soul every day
An' I don't need no gold watch in fifty years
Baby let's be golden today

I want a piece
A piece of the action
Give me a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

I want a piece
A piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
Tired of breakin' my back
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress glances
at another movie magazine
Down on the corner there's a grocery boy
stuffin' boxes fulla hungry dreams...