Between Jobs Again

Well, I was working at the local factory
The grease and oil seeped into my skin
I had been there for about fifteen years
When I came home I’d have a tonic & gin

Now I’m at the age where I can’t retire
and corporate shut our plant down
It was the last of the big businesses here
The news devastated and broke this town

Every other man and woman I know
is between jobs again today
And we’re not sure what we’ll do
We don’t know any other life or way
All our children are extremely hungry
Of hearty food, we’re in short supply
Being between jobs again
is worse than eating humble pie

My son’s friend’s father hung himself
He was ashamed he couldn’t provide
for his family of six out in the country
He couldn’t see any solution but suicide

Another close friend of mine here
who I’ve known since the fourth grade
Labored in that warehouse for years
He thought he had it made in the shade

Even though he had a high paying job
He was let go like all of the rest
One night the cops caught him stealing
Now he’s in jail & his wife is stressed

Every other man and woman I know
is between jobs again today
And we’re not sure what we’ll do
We don’t know any other life or way
The families here are extremely hungry
It’s like the city is closing too
We’re between jobs again
with no hope for interviews

We’re between jobs again
and we’ve all got the blues

2017

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Published by Matthew Kenneth Gray

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