Longarm


Song Title: Longarm
Releases: Wall Of Voodoo, Granma's House, The Index Masters, Take Me To Your Leader (The '78 & '79 Demos)
Year: 1979
Runtime: 3:44
Vocals: Stan Ridgway
Written By: Bruce Moreland, Stan Ridgway

Information/Trivia

Lyrics

Let's go
Wanted:
Strong and able-bodied worker
Minimum wage
Fifty-eight hour week
An average joe from the grand design
He breaks his back for big talk
He pulls up, he pulls down
He's the one over at the lever that puts the lids on the jars

Big talk
Big talk
Big talk
Big talk

Mister Simpson says this business needs a strong arm
Some new part to clear out all the deadwood
So be sure and install that new long arm by next week
'Cause that short arm over there is through
Woah-oh, replace all parts with long arm
Woah-oh, this business needs a strong arm
It's big talk

Big talk (start to fall in line)
Big talk (I was watching you)
Big talk (when efficiency is cut)
Big talk (better buy more glue)
Big talk (start to fall in line)
Big talk (I was watching you)
Big talk (when efficiency is cut)
Big talk (better buy more glue)

An average joe from the grand design
He breaks his back for big talk
He pulls up, he pulls down
He's the one over at the lever that puts the lids on the jars
Woah-oh, replace all parts with long arm
Woah-oh, this business needs a strong arm
Woah-oh, replace all parts with long arm
Woah-oh, this business needs a strong arm
Woah-oh, replace all parts with long arm
Woah-oh, this business needs a strong arm
It's big talk

Lyrics (1979 Demo Version)

You always ask yourself ????
Like you don't care about anyone else
Expecting us to make amends(?)
???? the factory wall ????

But you do anything you want
But y-

And why can't you just learn how to relax
Look at me I'm as calm as I can be
Your brain is weaker from the ????
And the target you aim for - you ????
And I say woah-oh-oh
I say woah-oh-oh
I say ugh

But you do anything you want
But you do anything you want

You always ask yourself ????
Like you don't care about anyone else
And why can't you just learn how to relax
Look at me I'm as calm as I can be
And I say woah-oh-oh
I say woah-oh-oh
I say woah-oh-oh
I say woah-oh-oh
I say ugh

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