Somebody Throw Me a Lifeline

from by Mark Holland from Jennyanykind

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Somebody throw me a lifeline for my landline layin job.
Someone throw me a good time cause I feel I'm getting robbed.
For 10 long years the Union gave me peace of mind.
But now they only givin me a hundred a week to walk in a picket line.
How can a man and his family eat?
How can he shoe his little one's feet?
If it goes on much longer gonna talk to Momma Bell.

When I was a young man, I needed company.
But now that I am older, just want them to leave me be.
When I joined the Union, water turned to wine.
But now I think the Union 's just a thing that's lost in time.
What do ya do when the Fund runs dry?
Can't pay the bills with tears from your eyes.
If it goes on much longer, I'm gonna break right down and yell.

Picket line got started off of Cherry Hill.
Picket line kept rolling down to Powder Mill.
Men and women and children standing up for rights.
If it goes on much longer gonna be a fight.
You will come home to find glue in your door.
Can't walk around with shoes nailed to the floor.
And as the line gets stronger there's gonna be some hell.


from Rough Cuts, released October 4, 2011



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Mark Holland from Jennyanykind Chapel Hill, North Carolina

After breaking into the music business in the early '90's as a member of Jennyanykind (Elektra), Mark has refined his act over 16 years of writing, performing and recording. As a songwriter, Mark began with his side act to Jennyanykind, Jule Brown. His first album as Jule Brown contained 12 originals and garnered press from New York Times and Billboard. He continues to write and perform. ... more

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