Bob Dylan

  • Well, my shoes, they come from Singapore
  • My flashlights from Taiwan
  • My tablecloths from Malaysia
  • My belt buckles from the Amazon
  • You know, this shirt I wear comes from the Philippines
  • And the car I drive is a Chevrolet
  • It was put together down in Argentina
  • By a guy makin’ thirty cents a day
  • Well, it’s sundown on the union
  • And what’s made in the U.S.A
  • Sure was a good idea
  • Till greed got in the way
  • Well, this silk dress is from Hong Kong
  • And the pearls are from Japan
  • Well, the dog collars from India
  • And the flower pots from Pakistan
  • All the furniture, it says “Made in Brazil
  • “Where a woman, she slaved for sure
  • Bringin’ home thirty cents a day to a family of twelve
  • You know, that’s a lot of money to her
  • Well, it’s sundown on the union
  • And what’s made in the U.S.A
  • Sure was a good idea
  • Till greed got in the way
  • Well, you know, lots of people complainin’ that there is no work
  • I say, Why you say that for
  • When nothin’ you got is U.S.-made?
  • They don’t make nothin’ here no more
  • You know, capitalism is above the law
  • I say, “It don’t count less it sells.
  • “When it costs too much to build it at home
  • You just build it cheaper someplace else
  • Well, it’s sundown on the union
  • And what’s made in the U.S.A
  • Sure was a good idea
  • Till greed got in the way
  • Well, the job that you used to have
  • They gave it to somebody down in El Salvador
  • The unions are big business, friend
  • And they’re goin’ out like a dinosaur
  • They used to grow food in Kansas
  • Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw
  • I can see the day coming when even your home garden
  • Is gonna be against the law
  • Well, it’s sundown on the union
  • And what’s made in the U.S.A
  • Sure was a good idea
  • Till greed got in the way
  • Democracy don’t rule the world
  • You’d better get that in your head
  • This world is ruled by violence
  • But I guess that’s better left unsaid
  • From Broadway to the milky way
  • That’s a lot of territory indeed
  • And a man’s gonna do what he has to do
  • When he’s got a hungry mouth to feed
  • Well, it’s sundown on the union
  • And what’s made in the U.S.A
  • Sure was a good idea
  • Till greed got in the way

“Union Sundown” by Bob Dylan

*Prophetic Words – For 1983

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“To live outside the law, you must be honest”. – Bob Dylan

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