Hold The Line

from by Cat Faber

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This was written for a friend of mine whose crew was being treated badly at her job. I like unions—because I had enough history in grade school to know what working conditions were like before they existed.

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Hold The Line
lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber, 2011

The employer wants to break us, but the boss is on our side,
And the money this will make us, is worth a little pride.
We will meet their fucking deadline; we will build their damn design;
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

It's a rotten situation; Let him bitch and strut, and frown--
It takes more than just frustration to break the union down.
So we'll smile and take his money, turn it into yours and mine;
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

If we break, it won't be funny. He will treat us just the same;
We'll just make a lot less money, and eat a lot more shame.
So we'll build to spec exactly, though it's pearls in front of swine;
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

Seven twelves at this location. When we're done, for my reward,
I will take that damn vacation I'll be able to afford.
I'll go biking in the mountains, up around the timberline.
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

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from The King's Lute, released July 28, 2012

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Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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