Box Factory (Faith Nolan)

“Box Factory” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Box Factory” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Faith Nolan.
Tune: Faith Nolan.


I worked in a box factory
From 6:00 a.m. to 3:00.
Only nineteen, and in tip-top form, and I’d be tired ev’ry morn;
I’d be tired ev’ry morn; I’d be tired ev’ry morn.

There’s no union to help me fight anyway.
There’s no union in a sweatshop place.

We’d go to lunch for a half-hour.
The boss would use our time to lecture us on power.
He said, “You better move faster, or your job will soon be gone;
Or you’re job will soon be gone. He’d lie and drone on and on.

There’s no union to help me fight anyway.
There’s no union in a sweatshop place.

Back to the machine and where it and I would race,
Moving along at a hell of a pace.
I’d talk to other workers; most turned away.
“You’ll lose your job if you complain,” they’d say.

There’s no union to help me fight anyway.
There’s no union in a sweatshop place.

I’d go to the washroom
And let the tears flow.
Tired and angry, standing up alone, I needed money for food and rent.
The price of dignity was the money I spent.

There’s no union to help me fight anyway.
There’s no union in a sweatshop place.


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