Ken (KD) Bantz
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Till That Whistle Blows



Credits
Lyric Credits: Copyright 1998, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Music Credits: Copyright 1998, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Producer Credits: Jon Gillespie with Ken Bantz
Performance Credits: Ken Bantz, vocals/guitar; Bob Savage cello
Description
Short Song Description:
Cello and lone accoustic guitar with the vocal help to tell the tale of the plight of the post NAFTA American worker. Millions of jobs were shipped out of the country after the passing of NAFTA. The impact-many workers lost their jobs/homes/way of life or
Story Behind the Song:
I wrote this song to honor my brother-who had spent a major portion of his life as a loyal, hard working employee at a transmission plant in Indiana-only to have his job shipped down to Mexico after the passing of NAFTA. The company did not give the peop
Metadata
Song Length 5:31
Primary Genre Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel Country-Americana
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Sorrow
Subject Matter 2 Capitalism
Mood 1 Heartbreaking
Mood 2 Moving
Similar Artist 1 Bruce Springsteen
Similar Artist 2 John Cougar Mellencamp
Language English
Lyrics
TILL THAT WHISTLE BLOWS
All Music and Lyrics Written by Ken Bantz
Copyright 1998, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Ph: (260)703-0492; E-mail: kbantz@hotmail.com

Worked this job since I was seventeen
Third generation of my family
It's been a way of life and so much more

Been here twenty-five long years
Seen a lot of hope and a lot of fears
Fade away and come to life on this factory floor

CHORUS
Seen a lot of jobs go down to Mexico
Seen a lot of good people get laid off

Took a big cut in pay
And now we're living day to day
I'm so tired, but I'm thinking about a second job

But I'll keep on going till that whistle blows
Until the next shift takes the floor
I'll keep on going till that whistle blows
Till I can't go on no more


Working a job I had ten years ago
So hot and physical out on the floor
Feel my body fading every day with age

Like to quit and learn something else
Never know when they will put you on a shelf
But I've got the kids college bills to pay

REPEAT CHORUS
But I'll keep on going till that whistle blows
Until the next shift takes the floor
I'll keep on going till that whistle blows
Till I can't go on no more
Till I can't go on no more
Till I can't go on no more

END