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Bettye LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook Salt Of The Earth

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40938009
  • Recorded:2009 Water Music Recorders - Hoboken, NJ
  •  ©2010 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals:Bettye LaVette
  • Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars:Rob Mathes
  • Electric Guitars:Shane Fontayne
  • Electric & Upright Bass:Zev Katz
  • Drums, Percussion:Charley Drayton

Lyrics

I wanna drink to the hard working people
Let's drink of the lowly of birth
I wanna raise glass to the good and the evil
Let's drink to the salt of the earth

Say a prayer for our hard fightin’ soldiers
give some thought to their life risking work
how ‘bout a brow for their spouses and children
they keep the home fires burning and still till the earth

when I search the faceless crowd
A swirling mass of gray, 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
I wanna make a toast wavering millions
We need leaders but get gamblers instead

Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
Whose empty eyes gaze at reality shows
And a stream of the gray suited grafters
give you a choice of cancer, HIV or who knows

when I look into this faceless crowd
A swirling mass of grays, black and white
They don't even look real to me
In fact, they look so strange

raise your glass to the hard working people
Let's drink to the salt of the earth
I wanna givea toast to the millions of people
those who were born humble of birth
Lets drink to the hard working people
Let's think about the lowly at birth
spare some kind of thought for all the homeless people
lets drink to the salt of the earth