Song Lyrics

I’m not stupid, I’m not lazy,
I don’t want somethin’ for nothin’, but it’s all that I can get,
Without the few quid the welfare pays me,
I’d be wrapped up even tighter in the poverty net,
And I’m here today with a message
From the man on the street to the man at the top,
Oh this misery, this human wastage,
This erosion of dignity has just got to stop.

I can build a house I can dig a hole,
I can mend a fuze I can climb a pole,
I can work in a factory I can assemble a T.V.,
I can do anything, anything you please,
I can do it, you can help me,
We can make it work, make it work, make it work,
Let’s make it work.
Let’s make it work.

North and south of this island,
Four hundred thousand – they’re on the line,
Four hundred thousand dream of a future
A future that’s yours and mine.
What we need are plans for people,
Not for power, not for gain,
So let’s take hold of this moment
Let’s make it work, make it work, make it work.

I can build a house and I can dig a hole,
I can mend a fuze and I can climb a pole,
I can work in a factory, I can assemble a T.V.,
I can do anything, anything you please,
I can do it, you can help me,
We can make it work, make it work, make it work,
Let’s make it work.
Let’s make it work.

Let’s make it work.
Let’s make it work.
Let’s make it work.
Let’s make it work.