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Bob Seger — Feel Like a Number
Album: Stranger In Town
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I take my card and I stand in line
To make a buck I work overtime
Dear Sir letters keep coming in the mail

I work my back till it's racked with pain
The boss can't even recall my name
I show up late and I'm docked
It never fails

I feel like just another
Spoke in a great big wheel
Like a tiny blade of grass
In a great big field

To workers I'm just another drone
To Ma Bell I'm just another phone
I'm just another statistic on a sheet

To teachers I'm just another child
To IRS I'm another file
I'm just another consensus on the street

Gonna cruise out of this city
Head down to the sea
Gonna shout out at the ocean
Hey it's me

And I feel like a number
Feel like a number
Feel like a stranger
A stranger in this land
I feel like a number
I'm not a number
I'm not a number
Dammit I'm a man
I said I'm a man
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I love this song but there's always been one line that bothered me a little…

To teachers I'm just another child
To IRS I'm just another file
I'm just another consensus on the street

A consensus is a majority of opinion or a general agreement or concord; harmony so that line doesn’t really make any sense. I think he may have meant Census which has to do with population…

I still love the song though ☺.

   


Feel like a number? How about 7? That's about where this one should end up...