Paper & Iron lyrics

Paper, iron, wont buy eden
Working for paper and for iron
Work for the right to keep my tie on
Working for paper and for iron
Work for the unicorn and lion

I pray the kids arent starving
No chicken for the sunday carving
Ill stay for one more farthing

I take home my notes and coins every week
Im told Im worth much more
But the church says turn the other cheek
The other cheek
Paper, iron, wont buy eden.

I know the family needs me
Cant moan, the factory feeds me
Wont bite the hand that bleeds me

I take home my notes and coins every week
Ill inherit the earth Im told
But the church says to remain this meek
Remain this meek
Im still a proud man.
Wont show anybody else my wage
A blend in the crowd man
Is this anybodys golden age
Is this anybodys golden age
Is this anybodys golden age
Or am I dreaming of a golden cage

La la lo its paper
La la lo its iron
La la lo just paper
La la lo just iron

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What do you think is the meaning of Paper & Iron by Xtc?