Movement For the Common Man (Styx)

Children of the land Don't wear a frown upon your face Come on and join your hands We're all a part of the human race The music is here To let you leave your fears behind Come on along don't do me wrong Let's see what you might find Children of the land Children of the land Don't misunderstand We're all children of the land Don't trust anyone else To run your life and set your goals You've gotta be able to live with yourself When you are getting old Others are getting blamed For messing your life around It's your own fault if you complain For letting it get you down Children of the land Children of the land Don't misunderstand We're all children of the land Children - come on children now Children - yeah Children - I said children yeah Children - come on children now Children - of the land Children - of the land Children - I said of the land Well, you see now I'm a depression baby And I remember the wpa If we could just start the same thing again and get people working out there, why not? Is it too menial for somebody to sweep the street? And if you've got enough money where you don't have to work Let's face it, who wants to work? There's no reason why anybody that five generations of people got to be on welfare I had one gentlemen get in --- No offense to you gentlemen, he had long hair and a beard -- And I told him, he had better go home and take a bath; He had b.o. so bad, it was terrible I said "you might be educated, but did your parents tell you to go dirty? " See the latest issue Hard up, see Chicago scene Kids nowadays, that's the whole thing Too much money, they've got too much money They don't have to struggle and work for things Like when I was growing up had to do And I was lucky if I got that job delivering hats in a hat store For twenty-five cents per hat Too much money today is with the young kids Everything was handed to 'em, And that's why they are the way they are Another new day takes up on you A fanfare wakes the land The naked lives just a shining down At the dawn of the common man Outside in the madding crowd He laughs along the way Traffic city, what a pity It doesn't have a word to say Troubled people, billions of people They can't seem to understand The ringing ears are unable to hear The sounds of the natural plan Yeah yeah yeah Morning sunshine On carpets of green Cascades of water Are flowing endlessly Here in the morning light We spent a holiday Here in the morning At mother nature's matinee Here in the morning At mother nature's matinee Here in the morning At mother nature's matinee