Model Worker Lyrics

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: David Tomlinson, Howard Devoto, John Mc Geogh
album: Track 11 in album The Correct Use of Soap
release date: 1980-5-2
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length: 3:01

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I'm sick of working on the land
I want to work with machines and look handsome

I have been indulging
In ostentatious display
Doing little more than eat
Three square meals a day

And I've been shirking my duty
So I've been sending gifts to curry favour

But because I love you
And because you love me
A model worker
I'll willingly be

I need a holiday, I've not been well
Take me to the Brocade River Hotel

And I just want to know
While the revolution lasts
Will it enable me
To swallow broken glass!

I'm not too worried by hegemony
I know the cadre will look after me

And I just want to know while the revolution lasts
Will it enable me to swallow broken glass!

I have been indulging in ostentatious display
Doing little more than eat three square meals a day

But because I love you...

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Because You’re Frightened
  • 2 Model Worker
  • 3 I’m a Party
  • 4 You Never Knew Me
  • 5 Philadelphia
  • 6 I Want to Burn Again
  • 7 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • 8 Sweetheart Contract
  • 9 Stuck
  • 10 A Song From Under the Floorboards