First, Bob Dylan’s “Workingman’s Blues #2” from the astonishing Modern Times album:
Here is the first verse, which is either deeply profound or just simply hilarious. Or both. Typical Dylan.
There’s an evenin’ haze settlin’ over the town
Starlight by the edge of the creek
The buyin’ power of the proletariat’s gone down
Money’s gettin’ shallow and weak
The place I love best is a sweet memory
It’s a new path that we trod
They say low wages are a reality
If we want to compete abroad.
And let’s raise a glass to those hard-working people, the Rolling Stones and Guns ‘n’ Roses, performing “Salt of the Earth” live.