I'm spending my nights at the flophouse -
I'm spending my days on the street.
I'm looking for work and I find none
I wish I had something to eat!
They give me a bowl of sou-oo-oop
They give me a bowl of soup.
(Repeat after each verse)
I spent twenty years in the factory.
I did everything I was told.
They said I was loyal and faithful
Now even before I get old.
I saved fifty bucks with my banker.
To buy me a car and a yacht.
I went down to draw out my fortune,
And this is the answer I got.
I fought in the war for my country.
I went out to bleed and to die.
I thought that my country would help me,
But this was my country's reply.