Get Back In Line

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Noma Music, Inc. - BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

Facing the world ain't easy when there isn't anything going
Standing at the corner waiting watching time go by
Will I go to work today or shall I bide my time
'Cos when I see that union man walking down the street
He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat
Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine
Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line
Now I think of what my mamma told me
She always said that it would never ever work out
But all I want to do is make some money
And bring you home some wine
For I don't ever want you to see me
Standing in that line
'Cause that union man's got such a hold over me
He's the man who decides if I live or I die, if I starve, or I eat
Then he walks up to me and the sun begins to shine
Then he walks right past and I know that I've got to get back in the line

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (3:01), recorded 11 Sep 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Nov, 1970 UK Pye NSPL 18359 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 2 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise RS 6423 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 1971 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2235 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8836 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 6 Sep, 1988 USA Reprise RS 6423-2 CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD320 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (4:00), recorded 24 Dec, 1977 at Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
BBC Sessions 1964-1977 12 Mar, 2001 UK Sanctuary Records SANDD010 2 CD set
BBC Sessions 1964-1977 20 Mar, 2001 USA Sanctuary Records 06076 84504-2 2 CD set
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (3:54), recorded 30 Apr 1997 at The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California
Around The Galaxy 24 Feb 2009 UK Meta Media MM-010 CD

stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 1999
End Of The Season - A Radioplay (by Yurow) Sep 1999 Holland Stemra TRI-03 CD

stereo mix, by The Minus 5, recorded 2002
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD


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