Which Side Are You On?

Album: They Lie In Wait
(Johnson)

Come all you good workers, some news to you I’ll tell
Of how that good, old union has come to be dispelled
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

My daddy was a teacher, my mama was a nurse
Whenever they tried to organize, they was ordered to disperse
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

Now, they say in mainstream media there are but neutrals here
But if you don’t think the same, they’ll do their best to make you disappear
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

Oh, workers, can you stand it? Oh, tell you how you can
Will you be a lousy scab for that goddamn corporate plan?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

We got scores of corrupt congressmen, and there ain’t one you can trust
Who’ve never seen a union that they didn’t try to bust
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

You got the chance now to demand more than half a cup
And if you just ain’t man enough, it’s time to woman up!
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

Don’t scab for the bosses, don’t listen to their lies
Us working folks ain’t got a chance unless we organize
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? Which side are you on?

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