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Thread #92735   Message #3703732
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Apr-15 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Pay Me My Money Down
Subject: ADD Saipan (Linda Allen)
State of Washington songwriter Linda Allen has a song based on "Pay Me My Money Down." It's on her album Where I Stand

SAIPAN
(Linda Allen)

CHORUS
You pay me, you owe me, Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail, Pay me my money down

From China and the Philippines
Pay me my money down
We came here with hopes and dreams
Pay me my money down

You took us to your factories, Pay me my money down
Tried to bring us to our knees, Pay me my money down CHORUS

The barracks are not fit for pigs, Pay me my money down
But you should see the boss's digs, Pay me my money down

We miss our kids, for them we stay, Pay me my money down
We work to send home all our pay, Pay me my money down CHORUS

You work us sixteen hour days, Pay me my money down
But eight hour's work is all you pay, Pay me my money down

The quota keeps on rising higher, Pay me my money down
We speed up, or we get fired, Pay me my money down CHORUS

The night shift's locked behind these walls, Pay me my money down
A fire would surely kill us all, Pay me my money down

Before inspections, OSHA calls, Pay me my money down
Tells the bosses, sweep the halls, Pay me my money down CHORUS

You say you'll move the factory, Pay me my money down
Where workers work for less than me, Pay me my money down

On US land we sweat and slave, Pay me my money down
So Penneys, Gap and Sears can save, Pay me my money down CHORUS

For three months we have cut and sewed, Pay me my money down
You must pay us what you owe, Pay me my money down

Home of the brave, Land of the Free, Pay me my money down
But not for workers such as me, Pay me my money down CHORUS