Common Man

05:34
Jimmy Carpenter
2008-12-08
Lyrics and Music by Jimmy Carpenter

Lyrics

Homespun humor hides the silver spoon

He’ll spend a million dollars so you think that he’s

Just like me and you

 

Tell us a lie we’ll go along

Everything’s fine (if you) just don’t think beyond

 

For and against right or wrong

Black and white all the grays are gone

 

Chorus:

 

Hey mister spin us the plan

Dumb it down for the common man

Just use a metaphor

Help us understand

Just tell them that you’re on their side

Specially if you’re straight Christian wealthy and white

What you gonna tell them when they

Look you in the eye

 

Man of the people

Compassion is his middle name

He takes home seven figures but he can’t afford to

Pay a living wage

 

Raking it in throw it around

But you hide that stuff when the tax man comes around

 

Line ‘em up mow em down

Send the kids from the poor side of town

 

Hey mister spin us the plan

Dumb it down for the common man

Just use a metaphor

So we can understand

You keep saying God is on your side

Then who’s looking out for all those innocent lives

What you gonna tell Him when He

Looks you in the eye

 

Chorus