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To Have and to Have Not
Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards Lyrics


Up in the morning and out to school
Mother says there be no work next year
Qualifications once the Golden Rule
Are now just pieces of paper

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards

Well if you look the part well then you'll get the job
In last year's trousers and your old school shoes
The truth is son it's a buyer's market
They can afford to pick and choose

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because that I dress like this
Doesn't mean I'm a Communist

Well the factories are closing and the army's full
I don't know what I'm going to do
But I've come to see in the land of the free
There's only room for a chosen few

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards

Well at 21 you're a top of the scrap heap
At 16 you were top of your class
Well I dropped outta high school in Campbell, California
Got a guitar and I never looked back

Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because that I dress like this
Doesn't mean I'm a Communist

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Billy Bragg

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Up in the morning and out to school
Mother says there be no work next year
Qualifications once the Golden Rule
Are now just pieces of paper
Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards
Well if you look the part well then you'll get the job
In last year's trousers and your old school shoes
The truth is son it's a buyer's market
They can afford to pick and choose
Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because that I dress like this
Doesn't mean I'm a Communist
Well the factories are closing and the army's full
I don't know what I'm going to do
But I've come to see in the land of the free
There's only room for a chosen few
Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because you're going forwards
Doesn't mean I'm going backwards
Well at 21 you're a top of the scrap heap
At 16 you were top of your class
Well I dropped outta high school in Campbell, California
Got a guitar and I never looked back
Just because you're better than me
Doesn't mean I'm a lazy
Just because that I dress like this
Doesn't mean I'm a Communist



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cool1937

33 and just discovered this in 2021. Needed a change and this is it.

Casz

@Matteo Luiz same age brother. I drove my sister nuts playing time bomb over and over.

Matteo Luiz

@Casz fucking a right i wasn't even a teenager hardly maybe 13 when And out come the Wolves came out ...not a care in the world back then we lived in the moment no social media internet or even computers no cell phones internet no HD digital ....cable tv ...no mp3 no bottled water we drank out of neighbors garden hose if we was that thirsty

Casz

@Matteo Luiz those are epic albums right there and that's all your really need

Matteo Luiz

Ain't never too late to be a punk ....fact better late than ever....you just discovered this song?Lars?...u heard of Rancid surely ?if not check out And out come the wolves and let's go

Casz

Check out the original. It's good too.

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OzRant

When I was a little kid I saw this music video with my grandpa on his tube tv in his basement while he chain smoked and drank beer! I told him I wanted to look like these guys. Years later I'm 24 and full of thrashing rage and my grandpa is also still kickin it! 😄 Send some love!

ThrashinYorkie

My 2.5 year old son is Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards' biggest fan.
I put on this video and he lost his mind! He jumped on the couch through the entire song.
When the video ended, he asked me, "MORE!"

BenDrinkin1

Now he’s six :)

rempart145

Parenting done right

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