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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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When the Whistle Blows
Lyrics
sweat comes pouring down
runs into a river that runs into the sea
a million hammers fall a million men grunt with pain
a million minds go numb every day

the bossman's got the water
it's runnin down his double chin
but he don't want to share it with a man like me
sometimes i get so dry that i can hardly speak
but he makes me beg for every drink

at the end of the day
when the whistle blows
every mans gotta stand in the same line
i can hardly wait
until the whistle blows
an i get to take what's really mine

when the whistle blows
all my troubles fade away
when the whistle blows
it's my time
when the whistle blows
everybody is gonna get paid
when the whistle blows
everythings gonna be all right

a man can only work so hard
before he gets to feelin that there's nothing left to lose
a million men go home every day with nothin in their pockets
if they're lucky they can still sing the blues

everything i ever had is on the line
and i just made my final bet
win or lose you wind up with nothing
but you can't stop now the game ain't over yet

when the whistle blows
all my troubles just fade away
when the whistle blows
it's finally my time
when the whistle blows
everybody is gonna get paid
when the whistle blows
everythings gonna be all right

when the whistle blows
i'm gonna lay my burden down
when the whistle blows
i'm goin home
when the whistle blows
what goes around comes around
when the whistle blows
every man gotta stand alone

Description
Short Song Description:
An updated version of a traditional blues/gospel theme, with music inspired by Bo Diddley.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 4:26
Primary Genre: Blues-Chicago
Secondary Genre: Rock-Alternative
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Hope
Mood 1: Joyful
Mood 2: In High Spirits
Similar Artist 1: Bob Dylan
Language: English
Era: 1960 - 1969