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Union Makes Strong

David Rovics
Language: English



Back in the Depression - farmers held the line
When the bank came for an auction together they'd combine
They knew that when divided -they could never win
But they stood shoulder to shoulder and didn't let the bankers in

They stood shoulder to shoulder, that's how they kept their farms
If one of them was threatened it was for all to be alarmed
They said this was their land -and they'd help each other stay..
That's how they kept their farms, that's why the bankers went away –'cause

The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong.

Back in the Depression there was not enough to eat
But the Union of the Unemployed was in the driver's seat
If the cops did an eviction, took the bed and put it out
The neighbors would carry it in, sing a song and shout

The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong.

I can hear him talking, you've got to look at the long view
Back in the Depression almost everybody knew
If competition was so great why don't they do it with themselves
Instead of buying off the Congress and ruling by cartel

The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong..

During the Depression people fought and won back then
Now the battle's global and it was must be won again
They will try to divide us but even on the darkest day
While I listen closely I hear a billion people say:

The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong,
The union makes us strong.


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