The Joe Hill Heartlanders
"Get Even!"

Playing The Workers' Protest Song:
Get Even!
© Mike Konopka 2011
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The Joe Hill Heartlanders:

Diane Carter-Zubko: lead vocals
Mike Kay: guitars & vocals
Dan Swanson: drums & vocals
Darren Styles: organ
Kyle Madsen: sax
Trish Ramsey:percussion & vocals
Jill Blair: vocals
Mike Konopka: production & engineering.

The Heartlanders are a group of teachers, union members, office workers, professional musicians and audio engineers in the Chicago, Illinois area.

We stand with our middle class brothers and sisters protecting workers' rights to organize throughout our country.

Get Even!
performed by The Joe Hill Heartlanders
© Mike Konopka 2011


I was always the mellow type, how I turned the other cheek,
But “If you cut us, do we not bleed?” is not the hallmark of the meek,
There's a gang out there with ill intent, we know just what they’ve planned,
It’s time we speak in simple terms that they can understand!

Don’t get mad, get even,
Don’t get mad, get even,
The brothers Koch have slapped us down, they think we’re barely breathin’
Don’t get mad, get even!

History’s peaceful struggles resolve one way or another,
It’s time we show those guys the door, one after the other,
When we yank ‘em out, and vote ‘em down, the righteous shall rejoice,
But ‘till we have our justice, we have got no other choice!

Don’t get mad, get even,
Don’t get mad, get even,
Network news broadcasts their trash, they we are believin’
Don’t get mad, get even!

The brothers Koch have slapped us down, they think we’re barely breathin’
Network news broadcasts their trash, they think folks are believin’
While the profit hogs' Swiss bank accounts, the tax-base they've been thievin’
But when we stand up, and shout ‘em down, our jobs we’ll be retrievin’!

So we hit the turf, and stand our ground, boycott and make some noise,
Spread the word and join the cause, “recall the good ole’ boys!”
History has a way of proving just who’s wrong and right,
But ‘till we have our justice we won’t need to be polite!

Don’t get mad, get even,
Don’t get mad, get even,
When we stand up, and shout ‘em down, our jobs we’ll be retrievin’
Don’t get mad, get even!

 

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