Alan Gillis (Gulliver)
The man with no soul (AG)
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Lyrics
The Man With No Soul (Words and music by Alan Gillis)

Intro
The man with no soul

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)
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

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


© 2002
Description
Short Song Description:
Fade-in.Medium rock - orchestral backing. A song about the boss. Home recording.
Long Song Description:
Fade-in. Medium rock - orchestral backing - originally written as country rock but it grew! It's a song about the boss, anyone's boss, and if you are the boss it's about you. Key Em lifts to Am for finale. HOME RECORDING. Remix and re-master Oct 16.
Story Behind the Song:
I used to work for the man who inspired this song. One of my colleagues once said of him "the man has no soul". I thought it was a great theme and the song was a way to release pent up frustration. After the first draft, the lyrics were generalised to hide his identity.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Alan Gillis
Music Credits: Alan Gillis
Producer Credits: Alan Gillis
Publisher Credits: Alan Gillis
Performance Credits: Alan Gillis - all voices and instruments
Label Credits: Gulliver
Metadata
Song Length: 3:55
Primary Genre: Rock-Psychedelic
Secondary Genre: Rock-General
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Subject Matter 2: General
Similar Artist 1: Alan Parsons Project, The
Similar Artist 2: Blue Oyster Cult
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later