«What Would Woody Think»

Tekst: Tom Pacheco    Musikk: Tom Pacheco

The workin’ man and woman used to have a friend they called the union
If they were treated badly by the bosses there was retribution
They’d call a strike until there was a compromise or a solution
Hand in hand together they would fight until their rights were won.

The unions started disappearing quickly in the nineteen eighties
People got too satisfied or nervous or they just got lazy
The memories of the Thirties and the Forties got a little hazy
Now every worker’s at the mercy of the multi-company

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Cost effective, bottom line, downsizing lean an meaner
The bosses figure every way they can to send you to the cleaners
Keep your mouth shut or we’ll send your job to Argentina, or
Replace you with a robot with no salary to pay at all

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Corporate raiders, mergers, foreign owners it’s a crooked crowd
No one really knows who owns the company they work for now
They wanna see a country where a union voice is not allowed
If there ever was a time we need the unions well that time is now


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(What would Woody say?)