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Love of the Common People
Paul Young Lyrics


Living on free food tickets
Water in the milk
From a hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do, hmmm?

Tears from your little sister
Crying because she doesn't have
A dress without a patch
For the party to go
But you know she'll get by

'Cause she's living in
The love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can

It's a good thing
You don't have bus fare
It would fall through the hole
In your pocket and you'd lose it
In the snow on the ground
You got to walk into town
To find a job

Tryin' to keep your hands warm
When the hole in your shoe
Let the snow come through
And chill you to the bone
Somehow you'd better go home
Where it's warm

Where you can live in
The love of the common people
Smile from the heart
Of a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
And she can

Living on a dream ain't easy
But the closer the knit
The tighter the fit
And the chills stay away
'Cause we take 'em in stride
For family pride

You know that faith
Is your foundation
With a whole lot of love
And a warm conversation
But don't forget to pray
It's makin' it strong
Where you belong

And we're living in
The love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can

Yes, we're living in
The love of the common people
Smile's from the heart
Of a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can

Living in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can

Living in the love of the common people
Smile's really hard
On a family man

Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can

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Written by: John David Hurley, Ronnie Stephen Wilkins

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Living on free food tickets
Water in the milk
From a hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do, hmmm?
Tears from your little sister
Crying because she doesn't have
A dress without a patch
For the party to go
But you know she'll get by
'Cause she's living in
The love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can
It's a good thing
You don't have a bus fare
It would fall through the hole
In your pocket and you'd lose it
In the snow on the ground
You got to walk into town
To find a job
Tryin' to keep your hands warm
When the hole in your shoe
Let the snow come through
And chill you to the bone
Somehow you'd better go home
Where it's warm
Where you can live in
The love of the common people
Smile from the heart
Of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can
Living on a dream ain't easy
But the closer the knit
The tighter the fit
And the chills stay away
'Cause we take 'em in stride
For family pride
You know that faith
Is in your foundation
With a whole lot of love
And a warm conversation
But don't forget to pray
It's makin' it strong
Where you belong
And we're living in
The love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can
Yes, we're living in
The love of the common people
Smile's from the heart
Of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
Living in
The love of the common people
Smiles from the heart
Of a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
Living in
The love of the common people
Smile's really hard
On a family man
Daddy's gonna buy you
A dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you
Just as much as she can
And she can



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VladanMovies

The best backing vocals in history of pop music!

THE BASSBAT 78

@MsAppassionata he did of course, the damage was done. the first time it happen 84. then around 92-93 it was changing. 94 it got very raw. he took time out. 97 he did the tex-mex style album that i love, he still gave 120% and it takes it toll. its now 2021 and he is 65 years old. he's doing gigs now because it's his only income. does he still sound like paul young NO, would i go see him Yes, because i have a lot of respect and love for him. he is gigging here in Ireland this year and I will go. the last time i had seen him was in 97. 19 then 42 now WTF lol.

stablewill

I was quite stunned by how good the backing vocals are on this track! It is interesting hearing this song with adult ears, I get a whole new perspective. I remember the backing vocals on "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" being amazing as well.

Hayden Agnew

how have you posted this 5 year ago when the vid is 5 month old

Household Dog

Wajus thinking that.

MsAppassionata

Grant Tully Paul’s voice, unfortunately, is not what it once was. I wish he would contact a surgeon who’s specialty is helping singers regain their vocal power because it really makes me sad. He’s one of my favorite singers ever.

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LindaUK01 01

I’m getting a bus back to the 80s who wants a seat no charge just big smiles dancing singing along

Paul Roberts

I got snacks! Am I in? On?

Tam C

Im coming

devildawg1065

@The Dude Sounds like you may be a few decades off Dude . It was the 50's and 60's when nuclear armageddon paranoia was at its height and everyone was building bomb shelters. The 80's was when pop culture and great music like this influenced the world culminating with the fall of the Berlin wall in 89. I loved most everything about the 80's and hope there's a seat on that bus when my time comes.

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