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A tribute to more than 750 workers who lost their jobs when the Electro-Motive Diesel plant was closed down in Feb. 2012.

The song highlights the impact a factory closure has on a community and their local food banks and asks that you support your local food banks as often as possible.

All proceeds from this radio edited version will go to the London, Ontario Food Bank. The price set is the minimum we are asking for and you can pay more if you wish to support the food bank!

lyrics

I don't think it's fair, Think about it yourself,
The way they offered so little when there's so much wealth.
We knew there'd be changes, the meetings were arranged,
Then they locked us out and walked away and "we're to blame"!

And they've got slaves in Indiana and down in Tennesee,
And we're standing in the cold with our hands on fire,
While they roast in Waikiki!
And the profits keep on growing, more millions every year
And all we wanted was a decent wage and to keep our factory here

And they keep rollin', in money stolen,
From the very people that keep things goin'!

Snow's blowin' from the west, and we turn our faces down,
To shield ourselves from the cold and the scared looks all around.
There's only ghosts in the plant now. All the blood is on the tracks,
And soon the trains they steal away, they ain't ever coming back!

'Cause they've got slaves in Indiana and down in Tennesee
And we're standing in the cold with our hands on fire,
While they roast in Waikiki!

And they keep rollin', in money stolen,
From the very people that keep things goin'!

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released April 12, 2013
Written by Pete Denomme, Recorded & mixed by Simon Larochette at "the Sugar Shack",

Pete Denomme - Acoustic guitar and vocals, Pat Wocks - Vocals, Brent Jones - Piano, Ian Gifford - Drums, James Nestor - Lead Guitar, Jesse Nestor - Lap Steel, Dave Taylor - Bass

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Pete Denomme and the Cosmic Cowboys London, Ontario

Formed in spring of 2011 by Pete Denomme, these 7 friends operate more like a small family. Performing mostly around their hometown of London, Ontario, the band has never played to an empty house or empty dance floor. With lush arrangements and sweet 4 part harmonies Pete Denomme & the Cosmic Cowboys will win their way into your heart with the first notes every time. ... more

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