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Written during Steel Bridge Songfest 2006. Recorded live 02/03/2012 in the Makin' Sausage Studios in Milwaukee WI by Steve Hamilton.

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Now that the shipyard's closed
I'm working at the Conoco
And you drive by with your Palmer Johnson Yacht
With your Mount Gay rum, your gin and tonic
For your trophy bride who's mounted on the front

Big Box Billy is gutting our city
Putting strip malls in for a million bucks a shot
But I don't get a lot of job satisfaction
Pumping out gas for your Palmer Johnson Yacht

There's a hole in the road
There's a hole in my home
There's a hole in the road
There's a hole in my heart

For seventy years we've worked this city
Since my grampa came and landed on the dock
My dad and my brother and me were riveters
But that's all smashed like a trawler on the rocks

Still I feel lucky cuz my kids are healthy
And my wife's got bene's from working at the bank
But I don't get a lot of job satisfaction
Pumping out gas for your Palmer Johnson Yacht

There's a hole in the road
There's a hole in my home
There's a hole in the road
There's a hole in my heart

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from Front Porch Rebellion, track released July 31, 2012
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Cheney, Michael Bleck, Erich Herbst.

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