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"Pay Day Blues" sends a message of hope from Detroit to the rest of the world, delivered in a Pop-Rock style.

Lyrics

Pay Day Blues
Music by Scott Sumner, Lyrics by Rosemarie Ashley

It used to be, a long time ago
union rank was the way to go.
Show up on time to do your thing.
Enjoy the comfort loyalty brings.

Before free trade replaced the scene
no one knew what that would mean.
They sent the jobs that used to pay
behind the long fence that they made.


Detroit. Detroit!
This song is for you.
It’s called the Pay Day Blues.
Yeah, we used to be called
the Motor City.
We’ve got the pay day blues.
I’m standing here with you.


Unemployment Marvin calls
shows just one part of our fall
‘cuz self-employed and full-time still
don’t earn enough to pay their bills.

A sheriff sale on every street.
Cut your price to compete.
And if you want to keep your land
get a job with a moving van.


State of Michigan
This song is for you.
It’s called the Pay Day Blues
And if you don’t own half of the city
You’ve got the pay day blues.
I’m standing here with you.

Sourcing jobs far overseas
brings this nation to it’s knees
Some will opt to join the force
to help this nation stay the course.
We compromise integrity,
collecting debt like it was free.
Why not use what makes us great
to stop the trend
and set things straight.


Yo USA!
This song is for you.
It’s called the Pay Day Blues
And if we don’t give back to our cities
We’ll get the pay day blues.
I’m standing here with you.


Bleepers know. The Secret’s out.
It’s what we all will talk about.
To change the game
you gotta go inside.
Tap the wealth deep in your mind.

Blow off fear, hate shame and rage.
Hang with those here on the page.
Believe you can and start today
to turn your live a better way.


Global Family!
This song is for you.
It’s called the Pay Day Blues
And if you’re prepared to build a city
Forget the pay day blues.
I’m standing here with you.