Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues Lyrics

by Hank Williams Jr.

I used to love this town and this neighborhood
The streets were safe, the schools were good
The mill was hummin' 24/7
I was formin' on the line, 3 to 11

But 18 months and 2 days ago
The mill closed down and moved to Mexico

I paid my bills, I paid my dues
And I paid my share of taxes too
Now I can't buy my baby shoes
I got these red, white and pink-slip blues

I hide the pickup truck in Ricky Brown's garage
Over on the next block 'cause there's a repo man to dodge
I slip out the back door, Lord, I never thought I'd live to see this day
We're gonna need that truck when they come to take the house away

I paid my bills, I paid my dues
I paid my share of taxes too
Now I can't even buy my little baby shoes
I got these red, white and damn pink-slip blues

You know I love my country and I'm not one to complain
But there's a lot of us that feel like we've been left stranded here
Out in the rain

I paid my bills, I paid my due
I paid my share of taxes too
Now I can't buy my kids no shoes
I got these red, white and pink-slip blues

(Is anybody listenin'?)
Hey politicians, we're talkin' to you
(Is anybody listenin'?)
Are you gonna help us pull on through?
(Is anybody listenin'?)