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Salt of the Earth

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Salt of the Earth
Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good and the evil
Let's drink to the salt of the earth

Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
Spare a thought for his back breaking work
Say a prayer for his wife and his children
Who burn the fires and who still till the earth

And when I search a faceless crowd
A swirling mass of gray and black and white
They don't look real to me
In fact, they look so strange

Raise your glass to the hard working people
Let's drink to the uncounted heads
Let's think of the wavering millions
Who need leading but get gamblers instead

Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
His empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
And a parade of the gray suited grafters
A choice of cancer or polio

And when I look in the faceless crowd
A swirling mass of grays and black and white
They don't look real to me
Oh, don't they look so strange, yeah

(Let's drink to the hard working people)
(Let's think of the lowly of birth)
(Spare a thought for the rag taggy people)
(Let's drink to the salt of the earth)

(Let's drink to the hard working people)
(Let's drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's drink to the two thousand million)
(Let's think of the humble of birth)

(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)

(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)
(Let's raise our drink to the salt of the earth)

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