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Gettin’ Squeezed

tryin’ to make a livin’, tryin’ to make ends meet
but every day I get a little closer to the street
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I had a little trouble and my money got spent
winter’s comin’ on and now they’re raisin’ the rent
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I been to college, even got a degree
fat lot of good it did me
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I used to believe in this American dream
some people said I was a fool and now I see what they mean
I’m gettin’ squeezed

never thought I’d live to see times like these
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I see the news people beautiful, they do it in style
they can talk about disaster with a smile
they’re gettin’ paid big money just to spin it around
but they better not come around to my part of town

big money’s boomin’ and it ain’t no doubt
we ain’t in the club and so they’re playin’ us out
we’re gettin’ squeezed

anything they don’t like, they’re tearin’ it down
they want a sanitary city and they ain’t foolin’ around
we’re gettin’ squeezed

the mayor came by with somebody in a tux
they were doin’ deals and they were lookin’ at us
we’re gettin’ squeezed

then the company came and it all got real
bringin’ all that equipment, gonna be a big deal
we’re gettin’ squeezed

never thought I’d live to see times like these
I’m gettin’ squeezed
talk about progress, don’t make me laugh
far as I can tell we’re all takin’ a bath
there’s only so much that people can take
sooner or later somethin’s gonna have to break

well, I did a little talkin’ with a buddy of mine
somethin’s gotta happen maybe now is the time
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I got me a cryptonite bicycle lock
a bandanna and a monkey wrench and I went for a walk
I’m gettin’ squeezed

can’t be specific but I’ll give you the facts
they bother me some I’m gonna bother them back
I’m gettin’ squeezed

never thought I’d live to see times like these
I’m gettin’ squeezed

I may be goin’ down but I won’t be on my knees
I’m gettin’ squeezed