Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins) [Live]

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than commercial) success. more »


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1980
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Paper, iron, won't buy Eden 
Working for paper and for iron 
Work for the right to keep my tie on 
Working for paper and for iron 
Work for the unicorn and lion 

I pray the kids aren't starving 
No chicken for the Sunday carving 
I'll stay for one more farthing 

I take home my notes and coins every week 
I'm told I'm worth much more 
But the Church says turn the other cheek 
The other cheek 
Paper, iron, won't buy Eden. 

I know the family needs me 
Can't moan, the factory feeds me 
Won't bite the hand that bleeds me 

I take home my notes and coins every week 
I'll inherit the earth I'm told 
But the Church says to remain this meek 
Remain this meek 
I'm still a proud man. 
Won't show anybody else my wage 
A blend in the crowd man 
Is this anybody's golden age 
Is this anybody's golden age 
Is this anybody's golden age 
Or am I dreaming of a golden cage 

La la lo it's paper 
La la lo it's iron 
La la lo just paper 
La la lo just iron

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