Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

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Country - Rock | Chester le Street, England, United Kingdom
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Song Description

Story of working for a demanding employer who always wants more. If you work for someone it's about your boss. If you are the boss, it's about you. Lyrics updated 2015 "to finish the story".

Story Behind the Song

I used to work for this man and heard a colleague say of him "the man has no soul". This recording - 2015.

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Lyrics

The Man With No Soul (Words and music by Alan Gillis)


Verse 1
Up in the morning
Every day's the same
Black coffee - no sleep again
Worries preying on my mind
Too many problems
Not enough time

Chorus
When you're working for the man who's got no soul
He must have a heart but his blood runs cold
He gets his way - he rules by fear
You've got to sell that thing if you want a career
When you're working for the man who's got no soul
His heart is beating but his blood runs cold
Working for the man
The man with no soul

Verse 2
You've got to sell, sell, sell
Sell it all
And if you're doing all right - you've got to do more
Be like him, another clone
Think for yourself
And you'll be gone, gone, gone

Repeat chorus

Bridge
Excuse me sir I've got something you need
It's the best of its kind - take a leaflet to read
I'm to sell three a day if I hope to succeed
Help me please

Interlude (1/2 chorus)
I played the game - took the gold
I reached the top. Now I'm in control
And they're working for the man
Now I'm the man with no soul

Working for the man who's got no soul
When you're working for the man who's got no soul
The man with no soul


© 1994/2015

Song Length
3:49
Genres
Rock - General, Rock - Hard Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Troubled

Subject Matter
General
Similar Artist
Garth Brooks
Language
English
Era
1990 - 1999

Lyric Credits Alan Gillis
Music Credits Alan Gillis
Producer Credits Dan Drilling
Performance Credits Mike Lusk, Dan Drilling, Rodger Morris, Mark Beckett, Matt McGee