4pm shift change at Ford Motor company  - 1910s

4pm shift change at Ford Motor company – 1910s

For Lisa and Detroit
by JDA

Marvin and Tammi dancing,
and then came the world.
Mercy, mercy me
Don’t give up.

Feral dogs dancing in the deserted
streets of the Motor City as
Martha and the Vandellas echoing, calling
goes out around the world.
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Don’t forget the Motor City, Baltimore and D.C., yeah.
Sun rising over empty city street
after street. Torn and stained curtains
blowing out of shattered windows
And the dogs run on.
They are fiercely meekless, and they
have inherited this piece of the earth.
Don’t give up cause things ain’t
what they used to be…
mercy, mercy me.

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