Jobs In Steeltown

from Jobs In Steeltown by Mischief Brew

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Well once upon a time, this town had a name
Built the girders for the buildings that you climb everyday
But the well went dry and the crops all died
Now there ain't much to show you but a highway sign
But I swear to that statue in the square
That there used to be something there
But now there ain't no jobs in steeltown
Not anymore
No jobs in steeltown
No not anymore

Well, businessman in business suit
He used lots of big words like "economic" and "boom"
There's tons of waste that needs a place
Well, we've got the money if you've got the space
And besides, you need to be revitalized
And your workers need Nine-To-Fives
And hey, it's good for jobs in steeltown
Not like before
More jobs in steeltown
No, not like before

Well it once was steel, now it's iron bars
They need food-spooners, janitors, and prison guards
And they look out and I look in
Sometimes I forget who the prisoner is
But it's fine cause their numbers are on the rise
Bad bad guy's got another side
And hey, it's good for jobs in steeltown
For the working and poor
For jobs in steeltown
For the working and poor

From Wall Street to Main Street
To the yet-to-be-named street
Child, connect the dots and see
We all live on the same street

Well, the day's gonna come when the well goes dry
The executives will pack up and say goodbye
And they'll smile and wave
And we'll say, "Wait!
You forgot your pile of toxic waste!"
Hey, we got families to raise
This is where I gotta plant my grave
But no, there ain't no jobs
No there ain't no jobs in steeltown
Not anymore
Not like before
For the working and poor
No jobs in steeltown
No not anymore


from Jobs In Steeltown, released August 12, 2008


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Emerging from the undead ashes of PA punk troupe The Orphans, Mischief Brew started with a scratchy demo tape in 2000 and has since spread the good word of anarchy, hilarity, and rebellion across state lines and even the Atlantic Ocean a few times. We've managed to exist for over 13 years in one form or another by kissing nobody's ass and doing everything ourselves, for the most part. No rules! ... more

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