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The Right Papers

I could have earned a penny more
If I had the right papers
Would have paid tax of the little for sure
If I had the right papers
The man who pays us under the table
Works us for nothing because he is able

I could have believed in all this stuff
If they gave me papers
Every web glistens, every speech a bluff
Without the proper papers
Self interest is the only game here, friend
We are dragnetted as slaves, why pretend?

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 5:06:00 PM
    I second that L'Nass and Josie...there is already a curse on this minimum wage here in the UK, but without the right papers people work for even less and that isn't right at all!!!

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 5:05:00 PM
    I second that L'Nass and Josie...there is already a curse on this minimum wage here in the UK, but without the right papers people work for even less and that isn't right at all!!!

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 2:27:00 PM
    I'm afraid this is the case the world over - - and it's just NOT right!!! In Britain we have a minimum wage, but if you want casual work and are from abroad you will find it - - - at the right price. Not right at all.