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  1. Take a Stance
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Lyrics

Randy was a welder at the ship yard factory
A friend to everyone, he was a model employee
He had an old metal toolbox with parts for every task
And on top of it he’d lay his welder’s mask

In 2004 they rolled machines onto the floor
They cut back his hours, and his pay
While workplace safety decreased day by day
And his benefits slowly slipped away

Someone has to take a stance
Someone has to take a stance

The owners lined their pockets while workers got displaced
There were good men and women their skills just went to waste
Randy was tough, he knew how to fight
He unionized the workers that very night

He organized the plant, led their protest chant
He pushed for a strike, would not relent
A wall of workers stood in unified dissent
And this is how that chant went

Someone has to take a stance
Someone has to take a stance

Sometimes you have to fight for what’s fair and right
Light a spark under the working class day and night

Someone has to take a stance
Someone has to take a stance

Machines might be quicker, maybe they cost less
But the human touch is often the best
Machines might be quicker, maybe they cost less
But the human touch is often the best

Someone, someone has to take a stance
Someone, someone has to take a stance