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Why don't we take all the city-slick bankers
And put 'em on John Deere tractors in the summer sun
And sit back and watch 'em sweat
You can bet all the wheat in Oklahoma they'll get...
A different attitude before the plowin's done

It's true for you and it's true for me
You don't need to be smart to see
You've got to be bigger than yesterday...
Just to keep from gettin' behind
The little man is gettin' smaller all of the time

Why don't we take all the IRS boys
And watch 'em try to make a livin' from the family store
When the big chain moves in down the block
There ain't no room for the "mom and pop"
And all across this land, they're closin' their doors
(and you know that's true)
I wrote it for you and i wrote it for me
You don't need to look too hard to see
You've got to make more than the year before
Just to keep from gettin' behind
And the little man is gettin' smaller all of the time
Yeah the little man is gettin' smaller all of the time

Why don't we take all the politicians
And make 'em spend a night with the homeless out in the street
Maybe they'd understand
We've got to start to lend a helpin' hand
It's the little man that made this country great

Well it's true for you and it's true for me
You don't need to be smart to see
You('ve) got to be bigger than yesterday
Just to keep from gettin' behind
The little man is gettin' smaller all of the time
(that's right--you know...)
The little man is gettin' smaller all of the time
The little man is gettin' smaller all of the time
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written by RIPLEY, STEVE/PULTE, JIM/DUBOIS, TIMOTHY JAMES
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.