But I Might Die Tonight

I don’t want to work away
Doing just what they all say
“Work hard boy and you’ll find,
One day you’ll have a job like mine”
‘Cause I know for sure
Nobody should be that poor
To say ‘yes’, or sink low
Because you happen to say so, say so, you say so

I don’t want to work away
Doing just what they all say
“Work hard boy and you’ll find,
One day you’ll have a job like mine,
Job like mine – a job like mine.”
“Be wise, look ahead
Use your eyes,” he said.
“Be straight; think right!”
But I might die tonight!