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This is a song about a job that I worked at that was closed down by the government. My muse for the song was an answer from a co-worker
I worked with to a representative of the FDIC who was complaining
about our weather when we were all in the basement of the bank
due to a tornado warning. My co-worker stated " it was never like this before you boys came to town". I thought "sounds like a country song"....lol.jk.
So I combined the weather with the take over and tried to make light
of the situation. I hope you enjoy it.


Took Over

Movin’ up the ladder, Slowly but surely
Taken all the clsses, Feelin’ burly
Took a cut from wages, to get a new start
Came a long way baby, from a vendor cart

Felt it comin’, Weather mirroring
Here comes the cutbacks, everyone’s hearing
Cash began to fall, lost that income
Someone dropped the ball….

CH –
The day they came and took over
And the sky began to turn to grey
The day they came and took over
And no one had the right to say

Clouds came rollin’ in, for the summer
Never been like this before, Oh what a bummer
Black suits came stormin’ in, there was cryin’
When they told us, that no one’s buying

Stuck there til’ 9 o’clock, just like a hostage
Someone break the lock, from the frostage
Another meeting, everyone in shock
Limited seating, just around the block


(Break with weather sounds)

CH – vamp to end


from Songs From The Soul, released December 8, 2012
I was like to thank James McKee for his incredible fretless bass on this track and the use of his studio for the drum track. I would also like to thank Dave "Dmac" MacKenzie for his rhythm and lead guitar tracks. All other tracks played by me.



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