Who Sang Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)? Styx

Styx Pieces of Eight cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tommy Shaw
release date: 1978-9
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:08
producer: Styx
lead vocals: Tommy Shaw
engineer: Barry Mraz and Rob Kingsland
guitar: Tommy Shaw
synthesizer programming: Ed Walsh and Dennis DeYoung
assistant engineer: Gary Geppert and Harry Andronis
assistant producer: Barry Mraz
composer: Tommy Shaw
lyricist: Tommy Shaw
Give me a job, give me security
Give me a chance to survive
I'm just a poor soul in the unemployment line
My God, I'm hardly alive
My mother and father, my wife and my friends
I see them laugh in my face
But I've got the power, and I've got the will
I'm not a charity case

I'll take those long nights, impossible odds
Keeping my eye to the keyhole
If it takes all that to be just what I am
I'm gonna be a blue collar man

Make me an offer that I can't refuse
Make me respectable, man
This is my last time in the unemployment line
So like it or not I'll take those

Long nights, impossible odds
Keeping my back to the wall
If it takes all that to be just what I am
I'm gonna be a blue collar man

Keeping my mind on a better life
When happiness is only a heartbeat away
Paradise, can it be all I heard it was
I close my eyes and maybe I'm already there

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Great White Hope
  • 2 I’m OK
  • 3 Sing for the Day
  • 4 The Message
  • 5 Lords of the Ring
  • 6 Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
  • 7 Queen of Spades
  • 8 Renegade
  • 9 Pieces of Eight
  • 10 Aku‐Aku