The Sounds of the Recession

Drive-By Truckers excellent new album The Big To Do lyrics delve into the recession.

Ain’t this the truth, from This F%cking Job:

“Working this job, it sucked when I had it
Now it is gone and I am learning what bad is”

And an interesting take on employment and illegal immigration, from “Get Downtown”:

“Jimmy said ‘baby, ain’t you seen the news its as far as the eyes can see?
Foreigners are coming in and doing our jobs for half of what they would’ve paid me’
‘You mean half of what you would’ve made for something you’ve never done?
Sounds like the bright side to all this Jimmy is you’re asking price went up.'”

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One Response

  1. I like that ‘you’re asking price just went up line’ haha.

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