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Hold The Line
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2011

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       Dm                                Gm             Dm        
The employer wants to break us, but the boss is on our side,
         Dm                          C              Am
And the money this will make us, is worth a little pride.
         Dm                                   Gm
We will meet their fucking deadline; we will build their damn design;
          Dm    Am              Dm      Am Dm
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

It's a rotten situation; Let him bitch and strut, and frown--
It takes more than just frustration to break the union down.
So we'll smile and take his money, turn it into yours and mine;
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

If we break, it won't be funny.  He will treat us just the same;
We'll just make a lot less money, and eat a lot more shame.
So we'll build to spec exactly, though it's pearls in front of swine;
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!

Seven twelves at this location.  When we're done, for my reward,
I will take that damn vacation I'll be able to afford.
I'll go biking in the mountains, up around the timberline.
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!
          Dm    Am              Dm       Am Dm
Hold the line, mates; hold the line!