Who Sang Company Man? James Taylor

James Taylor Flag cover art
release date: 1979-5
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:46
producer: Peter Asher
lead vocals: James Taylor
mixer: Val Garay
electric guitar: Danny Kortchmar
recording engineer: Val Garay
background vocals: James Taylor and Graham Nash
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
drums (drum set): Russ Kunkel
electric piano: Don Grolnick
Clavinet: Don Grolnick
assistant mixer: George Ybara
assistant recording engineer: George Ybara
assistant recording engineer additional recording engineer: Michael O’Reilly and Lincoln Clapp
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
composer: James Taylor
lyricist: James Taylor
Lonely and free
Looking to make yourself known
Same as me
Well I see you in the public eye
I see you're looking fine
The boy would be a businessman
And he signs the bottom line

Singing company man, do what you can with my name
Rock'n'roll, man here I am
I'm staking my claim to fame

He's got the smiling face of a friend
Still you're not quite certain you know him
The smile turns into a grin
What do you owe him
You know you owe him

So if there's something you do well
Something you're proud of
Better to save some for yourself
If that's allowed
The crowd will never know you
You'll hardly know yourself
They'll turn you 'round and blow you up
'Til you think you're someone else

- Chorus -

He can turn your time to gold
You better make as much as you can my friend
'Cause his money will turn you old
And they need a young man
The job takes a young man

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Company Man
  • 2 Johnnie Comes Back
  • 3 Day Tripper
  • 4 I Will Not Lie for You
  • 5 Brother Trucker
  • 6 Is That the Way You Look?
  • 7 B.S.U.R.
  • 8 Rainy Day Man
  • 9 Millworker
  • 10 Up on the Roof
  • 11 Chanson Française
  • 12 Sleep Come Free Me