Man in the Corner Shop

Album: Sound Affects (1980)
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  • Puts up the closed sign does the man in the corner shop
    Serves his last then he says goodbye to him
    He knows it is a hard life
    But it's nice to be your own boss really
    Walks off home does the last customer
    He is jealous of the man in the corner shop
    He's sick of working at the factory
    Says it must be nice to be your own boss, really

    La-la-la-la-la
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    Sells cigars to the boss from the factory
    He is jealous of the man in the corner shop
    He is sick of struggling so hard
    Says it might be nice to own a factory

    Go to church do the people from the area
    All shapes and classes sit and pray together
    For here they are all one
    For God created all men equal

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    Go to church do the people from the area
    Go to church do the people from the area
    Go to church do the people from the area
    For God created all men equal, they know
    That God created all men equal, they know
    That God created all men equal, they know
    That God created all men equal, they know
    That God created all men equal, they know

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    La-la-la-la-la... Writer/s: PAUL JOHN WELLER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 3

  • Adam from LondonPatrick is correct for the first verse. It's the lyrics of the second verse which Rambo is commenting on, I believe, and his suggestion is not only correct in the logical sense, but also if you listen to the song - it's clear Paul is saying 'he is jealous is the man in the corner shop'.

    The factory worker is jealous of the man in the corner shop, who is jealous of the boss of the factory; which puts the lie to the church's assertion that we're all created equal.
  • Patrick from LondonNo Rambo, it is the last customer who is jealous of the man in the corner shop, who in turn envies the boss from the factory.
  • Rambo from UkIts "he is jealous is the man in the corner shop" Not "Of" Otherwise lyrics wouldn't make sense
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