Brother Ali - Work Everyday Lyrics




Damn, man. I'm broker than an old VCR, man. I need a job. Are they hiring at your
Job? I got a stack of red bills at my house. It looks like Valentine's Day at the crib. My
Kids are eating left-over leftovers, man. I can't fool them no more. It's job time

[Hook:]
Every day every day
Got to work every day
Every day every day
Got to work every day

[Verse 1:]
My God there's got to be more to life than this
There's got to be a bigger reason that I exist
Work to eat to earn my keep
To ensure somewhere to sleep and spend the weekend buying shit

Don't need economists to know I need pot to piss
Follow politics man I ain't got time to think
What I got to set aside for my retirement
Cop a double shift pay somebody to watch the kids

Sick of all this but can't take an off day
Doctor's office I can't swing the co pay
Trapped in a network luck just to get work
They celebrate every week nobody gets hurt

Greed could never leave well enough alone
They keep on squeezing till we bleed from every bone
And we'll strive hard and stress about the rent
Probably still die poor and in debt without a cent but

[Hook]

I guess I'll carry my ass down to the county and see what they're talking about. But
You know they treat you like you shot somebody just because you need a little help

[Verse 2:]
You're telling my you ain't never been down on your luck
Never tried to make them ends meet but just got stuck
Never slaved at a gig like a bum with a cup
Added all your pennies up and you still ain't had enough

And the jobs full up they ain't hiring
I'm barely surviving not enough to get by with
Hunger is a constant problem stomach steady growling
People getting shot in my environment

Study go to college is what them people hollering
Too many road blocks in the way it's not an option
To say that it's impossible I would be lying
But you ain't got a chance if you're not up in that top ten

A couple got a scholarship but I am not them
Ain't got the skills to pay the bills so my pockets are thin
So until I cop a gig and my hardship ends
Fixing to line my self up at your welfare office again

And I expect to be accepted as the man that I am
Respectfully and appreciatively Ma'am
God damn you must be out of your mind

[Hook]

Do you see this Tea Party stuff, man? Them people look broke their damn self. Are
They serious?

[Verse 3:]
People stressing here's the question
How they get people drinking tea in a recession
It's deception how absurd is this
How are so many poor people conservative

A pro artist I put it in the good music
A con artist job's to make you look stupid
Lookie here I'll teach you how to look trough it
First thing you need to know every con got a hook to it

They seduce you with a little wealth
Say you could have some of these crumbs for yourself
If the government doesn't make us help anyone else
You stuck a red sign on your foreclosed house

Make you think you're taking back your nation
Then they turn it over to a major corporation
Those companies took the jobs overseas
And you handed them the wallet out your pocket for free

You're staring in the sky with dollar signs for eyes
The blind right wing of a bird that can't fly
Just a peacock with a poked out gut
Who's too fat to fly so his ass just strut but

[Hook]

They're so criminal minded we've been blinded
Looking for an honest job and can't find it
They got a job bill we got a light bill
If we don't pay ours our life is quite real

[Hook]





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Brother Ali Work Everyday Comments
  1. The gob father

    I remember seeing Brother Ali when I was in high school show up to an Immortal Technique concert to share his truth and ever since. his huge heart is a blessing to the world and his music carries me through tough times.
    Thank you

  2. Marc Oliver

    Still so relevant in 2019 and in the UK to. We have a Peacock with a poked out gut running this country....as a wiser man once said 'whats going on?'

  3. Stephen Herschbach

    Learned about you from the Bernie rally you played at. Im hooked

  4. roy jackson

    Still working.... every day

  5. Bane S.

    The kind of rap you need to dig in to find - way to go, music industry.


    I'll borrow a comment from Public Enemy video: This is reality, and society doesn't live there any more.

  6. b- dubz

    The older I get, the more humans I loose, the more this shit makes me tear up...

  7. Emcee Worpaint

    Thank you Brother Ali. Your voice speaks for so many of us. One of my biggest influences as an emcee. Much Raspect brother!!!!

  8. Ask MiName

    most underrated song in the history of mankind

  9. Ryan Cuzzort

    I love Ali, but I don't agree with his socialist views

  10. Connor Seunninga

    Fire brother thank you

  11. No One

    How are so many poor people conservative
    ....
    For reals.
    We starving out here

  12. Kenny Juto

    Jackson Browne at 1:07?

  13. DIERAPPER

    true pure true

  14. Cainan Cornelius

    THIS!!!! THIS is hip hop.

    Hip hop.. the OG shit wasn't all about bitches and purple drank.. it was a movement. It was the expression of the real life of the ghettos. It was real and it had a message. It truly was the music of the people and this is just that. Thank you Brother Ali for being so positive and for being a good human being.

  15. special freddie

    Wisconsin has a lot of rebuilding to do. Brother Ali is legend.

  16. Pandora . Seaclearly

    Bless U ∃ π ~ ♬ ♪ ♥ ∞ ☮ ★ ☄ 🔥🔥🔥 ☄ ★ ☮ ∞ ♥ ♪ ♬ ~ π ∃ 🦉 🦆

  17. its me

    The truth

  18. Allan Arcane

    Much respect for Brother Ali.

  19. dillon masson

    when music even wants stage 2 society

  20. Treyu

    Omfg I'm so glad u guys heard about him check out his past tracks plus all the rhymessyrers like atmosphere and such

  21. Darian Gregory

    Brother Ali is the best white rapper hands down. Fk white, he is top 10 Period. White Kids worship Eminem but Eminem ain't got shit on Ali. Content wise Eminem is like a child to a grown man compared to Ali.

  22. Kerry

    He should make a song about how religion is fucking this world up. From the pedophiles of the Catholic church, to ISIS & BOKO HARAM. ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD.

  23. Hgktkd Jdhbvso

    Can we get a group prayer for brother Ali and his financial freedom? God give him more than what he needs so he may pour forth blessings.

  24. Victoria Appiagei

    hip-hop real raw lyrical era rap real

  25. David Gibbons

    My Brother in Christ, your message is MY MESSAGE, your words are HIS WORDS, our time IS NOW - we will ROAR and we will LOVE and we will bring them into the LIGHT of the TRUTH - stay FAITHFUL to our Father and reach out: https://www.facebook.com/DavidKGibbons/posts/10160261488605316

  26. Distant Relatives

    [Hook:]
    Every day every day
    Got to work every day
    Every day every day
    Got to work every day

    [Verse 1:]
    My God there's got to be more to life than this
    There's got to be a bigger reason that I exist
    Work to eat to earn my keep
    To ensure somewhere to sleep and spend the weekend buying shit

    Don't need economists to know I need pot to piss
    Follow politics man I ain't got time to think
    What I got to set aside for my retirement
    Cop a double shift pay somebody to watch the kids

    Sick of all this but can't take an off day
    Doctor's office I can't swing the co pay
    Trapped in a network luck just to get work
    They celebrate every week nobody gets hurt

    Greed could never leave well enough alone
    They keep on squeezing till we bleed from every bone
    And we'll strive hard and stress about the rent
    Probably still die poor and in debt without a cent but

    [Hook]

    I guess I'll carry my ass down to the county and see what they're talking about. But
    You know they treat you like you shot somebody just because you need a little help

    [Verse 2:]
    You're telling my you ain't never been down on your luck
    Never tried to make them ends meet but just got stuck
    Never slaved at a gig like a bum with a cup
    Added all your pennies up and you still ain't had enough

    And the jobs full up they ain't hiring
    I'm barely surviving not enough to get by with
    Hunger is a constant problem stomach steady growling
    People getting shot in my environment

    Study go to college is what them people hollering
    Too many road blocks in the way it's not an option
    To say that it's impossible I would be lying
    But you ain't got a chance if you're not up in that top ten

    A couple got a scholarship but I am not them
    Ain't got the skills to pay the bills so my pockets are thin
    So until I cop a gig and my hardship ends
    Fixing to line my self up at your welfare office again

    And I expect to be accepted as the man that I am
    Respectfully and appreciatively Ma'am
    God damn you must be out of your mind

    [Hook]

    Do you see this Tea Party stuff, man? Them people look broke their damn self. Are
    They serious?

    [Verse 3:]
    People stressing here's the question
    How they get people drinking tea in a recession
    It's deception how absurd is this
    How are so many poor people conservative

    A pro artist I put it in the good music
    A con artist job's to make you look stupid
    Lookie here I'll teach you how to look trough it
    First thing you need to know every con got a hook to it

    They seduce you with a little wealth
    Say you could have some of these crumbs for yourself
    If the government doesn't make us help anyone else
    You stuck a red sign on your foreclosed house

    Make you think you're taking back your nation
    Then they turn it over to a major corporation
    Those companies took the jobs overseas
    And you handed them the wallet out your pocket for free

    You're staring in the sky with dollar signs for eyes
    The blind right wing of a bird that can't fly
    Just a peacock with a poked out gut
    Who's too fat to fly so his ass just strut but

    [Hook]

    They're so criminal minded we've been blinded
    Looking for an honest job and can't find it
    They got a job bill we got a light bill
    If we don't pay ours our life is quite real

    [Hook]

  27. nash comp

    So happy right now

  28. CorigamiC

    Such a criminally underrated album

  29. Justin Mashouf

    Love this video

  30. Wesley EP

    "How are so many poor people conservative? A pro artist I put it in the good music, a con artist job's to make you look stupid. Lookie here I'll teach you how to look through it. First thing you need to know is every con got a hook to it. They seduce you with a little bit of wealth, say 'you can have some of these crumbs for yourself' the government doesn't make us help anyone else, you stuck the red sign in front of your foreclosed house. Make you think your 'taking back yer nation', then they turn it over to a major corporation. Those companies took the jobs overseas and you handed them the wallet out your pocket for free. You're staring at the sky with dollar signs for eyes, the blind right wing of a bird that can't fly."

    The single greatest verse ever written.

  31. Wesley EP

    Brother Ali + Tom Morello in the same video.....fucking perfection.

  32. Eddie Navejas

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯

  33. Eddie Navejas

    speak to the soul brother...

  34. Tony Marcum

    I gotta say, I work full time, and it's still not enough... but the little things keep me going, and Brother Ali keeps me inspired!!

  35. rxibot

    I'd it wrong to love a record label?

  36. James Larrabee

    this one grates on m,y nerves

  37. Ricky D

    Who is so many poor people conservative...first thing u gotta know is every con's gotta hook to it...lyrics on point!

  38. Roxanne Ardekani

    Rhymesayers are legends. Thank god for people like this. I met Brother Ali at one of their concerts and he was such a humble man. There is good people out there and this is one of them!

  39. Josue Landin

    Someone elaborate the video...what event was this...anyone know

  40. Dustin Toney

    I look up to this brother. I can see the imprint of The Prophet (PBUH) in him. I want to be like him too.
    May Allah bless him and all of you too. : )

  41. Oscar the Axolotl

    Phew, this is fucking fire! Even for brother Ali!

  42. Blazein Boarder

    wait, he is a communist. ?
    LOL!!!

  43. JesusDaFucking Wizard

    brother Ali, never change please we need you more than ever!!!...

  44. ThaMilitantMinded1

    That third verse tho...exactly what happened in this past election

  45. Alèse blaise

    best clip.(très beau clip merci ali).

  46. american fun

    "How so many poor people conservative"

  47. MXR Rocky

    Thank you Ali. You alone turned my head around with your music.

  48. MATLOCK SMITHE

    5 fingers of death brought me hear. this dude can spit

  49. Nelson Ortiz

    I work and work. Still broke. pay this pay that but still broke.

  50. gravit8ed

    Don't forget those moments! Those tea party fucksticks are still running our government, turning their heads as an orange prick sells our greatness off for pennies on the dollar, all for his name. It's time to get back with your co-workers and take our country from the billionaires and greedy bankers that have siphoned off our monetary wealth and watched the real workers in this country struggle for almost 10 years now. WE DESERVE BETTER! Revolutions move backwards, this is an EVOLUTION. Move forwards.

  51. Patrick Martin-Smithwick

    Liking the Wisconsin Minnesota crossover.

  52. Eudor Rivera

    I saw Brother Ali open up for Grouch and Eligh in tempe az in 2010. They've come along ways!

  53. Jason Roberts

    I feel like Kanye tries to do Brother Ali' flow.

  54. SilverHammer1

    I can't listen to this song without immediately listening to Need a Knot afterwards

  55. legend27

    welcome to actual rap this is what I needed something with real words and the truth loving it he just gained him self a fan

  56. hangover2000

    they should of had the protest at the bank about to foreclose on the house, just sayin

  57. Paul Hoover

    wow! arrested for practicing one of the rights we are promised as US citizens. Makes me wanna go fuck some shit up

  58. Allagí

    This message is true for poor working class people all over America myself included. Black/White/Latino/Asian/Native American/Arab/Persian/African/every immigrant from every land it's hard out here for the poor working class. We keep on the grind because we have to. And we stay positive because negativity isn't gonna help. Let's find a way, keep strong, move forward and HELP ONE ANOTHER. Times are hard, The money isn't good but we always have one another. Community/love/drive will lead somewhere good. I believe it because I've seen it happen. Can't give up now let's get it done, we always have each other to trust and depend on to push forward. Always push forward. It's real and it's real hard but we are real determined. As my grandma used to say "There ain't nothing I can't do, tell me how, tell me when, tell me for what. I'll get it done and the next thing too!" Grit. Drive. Endurance. Stamina. Passion. It's hard but it's a struggle worth pushing forward. It's everything. Life ain't easy ya'll. Push the limits, it's the only way. The truth is no politicians are helping the poor working class. We have to help ourselves. It means stress, it means working twice as hard as the next guy, but that's what we're living with that's what we got whether any president wants to admit it or not. Strive on. Boss man at my job today tells me I can't move up more or less, I say YOU ARE WRONG. I'll out work you, I'll out perform you, You say I can't do this? No that's where you're stupid. I can do ANYTHING. Do your best to try and test me. Ready for the challenge it ain't like I haven't seen it before big talker. Try me. Try us. We've seen worse, and know the REAL way life works. We will push forward. Yes we can is good but I like, No DOUBT we WILL. I believe in those words like I believe i breathe air. And I believe in all of us. There is doubt in our lives, bills, rent, mortgage, tuition, debt, no opportunity we can see that's real. We have to push. LET'S DO IT!

  59. Support Telekompaniet

    salam to nu brothers

  60. Ronnie 5151

    Repping Minnesota baby!

  61. sweet loui

    Poor as phuck...republican as phuck

  62. Rick Sanchez

    This man put less aggression to his lyrics but it just sounds like what immortal technique has been saying the whole fucking time..

    highlyblessed87

    They're both very well educated people with 2 different rhyming styles.

  63. Rick Sanchez

    Immortal Technique Deciples(Brother Ali, any viper records signed artist.)

  64. Andrew the man

    I remember the day I bought the album.

  65. Krispynachos 99

    Fuck yeh Tom Morello

  66. Frank the Philistine

    true hip hop ..true fire..

  67. Jaired Atwood

    Right to work is a rip off! protest!

  68. Carlos

    2:06 i would fuck those mummies xD

  69. Ricky Holden

    wow Ali keep it up another fan add to your mix tape playlists

  70. Eddy Chris

    I first heard you in this mixtape "top 1000 hip-hop&rap songs,Uncle Sam Goddamn"...Big up bro,,,i looked for other tracks they were so amaizing,,esp. "walking away,baby girl,"
    man,U Got yourself a fan!

  71. Sliviz

    I gotta be honest, never heard of Brother Ali before today, but wow what a guy. Amazing lyrics, intelligence and beats

    Luis Gonzales

    Sliviz check his catalog! Dude is a legend. Some of the smoothest and truest bars ever.

    Jordan Denny

    I'm not sure about this song but a lot of his Beats are made by ant from The Duo atmosphere

    Jordan Denny

    In the description it says bk one

  72. Jeremian Lastly

    3:50 Those police officers look embarrassed as fuck, as well they should. Look at the one on the far right fiddling with his plasti-cuffs. I mean if they have any brain or soul whatsoever they must know that quelling the protests of honest evicted peoples on the behalf of large money grabbing corporations isn't what they were SUPPOSED to have signed up for.

    Rick Sanchez

    Jeremian Lastly preach breh preach..

  73. Jeremian Lastly

    ...you staring in the skies with dollar signs for eyes
    the blind right wing of a bird that cant fly
    just a peacock with a poked out gut
    who too fat to fly so his ass just strut....
    hahaha yes!

  74. Mark Abbey

    jackson browne at 1:08 hell yea dude

  75. Boys of new york

    Wow I've been missing out

  76. Boys of new york

    If only all humans were blind so that they don't see differences. It's not about black white brown or believer of what but about oppression of the powerless. This cast system needs to be abolished

  77. Filip Spataru

    Respect man. thats some real stuff. U are a legend man. i aint no muslim but may Allah look after u

  78. Matt Darby

    Amazing; so smooth.

  79. William Martindale

    wait. why is he getting cuffed at the end?

  80. Jean Deaux

    Serve the beast

  81. Matt Smith 612

    I'm loving this beat. It reminds me of 80s style beats. Like krs one would make. Great message also. Makes me proud to come from Minneapolis.

  82. verde tzu

    brother ali best rapper.period

    Haunted Propane

    verde tzu No atmosphere!!!

  83. Justin Wight

    2:09 damn ali makin it rain on dem hoes!

    Shane Newcomer

    that's a little kid fucks wrong with you?

  84. Doc brown

    Is that Bernie Sanders at 1:23 ? lol

    Robert Jackson

    +Boys of new york no it's not.

  85. Carlos G.

    DAMN. this dude is the shit.. I just heard about him.listened to his song UNCLE SAM and then checked out his others tracks. HE'S A LEGEND

  86. Xeno Phon

    We need to disarm every single police officer and military member that refuses to swear fealty to the civilian population.

  87. AJ Kings

    brother ali a real one

  88. tphoyas

    flow...

  89. xele fonte

    this sounds so much like Red Pill "Please Tip Your Driver"

  90. tandmark

    Never heard of Brother Ali till just this minute. The guy is the Real Deal. I'm an instant fan.

    Bonny The Blade

    He had to, otherwise few would be so open to listening
    I'm glad for outstanding humans such as he, in a position of relative power, to push a message most wouldn't come to on their own
    the world is in a state of "me first" most people comfortable in their own bubbles turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the atrocity's surrounding them
    Brother Ali is but one reasonable voice in an unreasonable world
    wish there was a million more like him raising his voice for humanity

    Kenny Juto

    Bonny The Blade Exactly!

    Sarah Shamir

    He's just as amazing live, one of the most genuine amazing people I've ever had the chance to meet.

    Jedi32r

    Welcome to REAL talk! Keep on going down the Ryhmesayers rabbit hole and you will not be dissapointed...

  91. sherpaderp dingo

    poor people are being exploited by democrats. republicans are exploited the same as the last. one party system, lads. If everyone did their absolute best things would be good.

  92. Johnk H%100

    This is the rap we need to here more of the peoples music right here.

  93. Annexe0127

    128 people have it too easy.

    Stand:「Catch the Rainbow」 Master:「Blackmore」

    Now it's 223 of those loan sharks.

    Ryan Cuzzort

    Or they're just not socialists

  94. Kyle Gallegos

    this shit is so real try to make your way while the government fucks you every time you turn around a

  95. Kyle Gallegos

    this shit is so real try to make your way while the government fucks you every time you turn around a

  96. Kyle Gallegos

    this shit is so real try to make your way while the government fucks you every time you turn around a

  97. itsnicksharpbro

    The best label on this planet.

    Walter Smith

    Rhymesayers and Quannum are the shit

    Marc Oliver

    Still tru

  98. Pixel Pav

    Brother Ali, what a legend

  99. Bryan Roschetzky

    such an amazing person!

  100. zaidali

    more Music like this please!