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The First To Go

from Remnants by Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess

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The First to Go: I finally had my dream job as a technical writer and trainer for Carlson Marketing Inc. After five years at Carlson our division was outsourced to Winnipeg. This song describes only the beginning of the bitter end to this time in my life.


Barely hung on, yes it’s true
Plans were made, was sleepless too
First were rumors, news leaked out
Change quickly came about
By ten a.m. cuts were done
Internal bleeding had begun
Whatever they had left behind
Were mailed to them another time
We looked around for those left
Bets were off, no safety net
Backs were plastered to the wall
Who’d be next to take a fall?
It was decided to out source
Destroying lives with no remorse
Worked so hard to make our way
Greedy hearts took it all away
The first to go bid no farewell
Put out the door, no one to tell
Duped by slogans and good pay
Lulled into thinking we would stay
The unspoken rule we had to face
Money and power ruled the race
For those of us left behind
We were used until our time
The first ones that had to go
Got off easy, we came to know
(v6 reprise twice)


from Remnants, released May 15, 2013
Kim Archer on vocals, Kenny Williams on guitar, and Sheryl Clark on sax!


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Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess Tacoma, Washington

From Tacoma WA, Jacqueline & Johnny have collaborated writing songs since 2009. Jacqueline, formerly a technical writer and trainer for Carlson Marketing Inc, began writing lyrics for Johnny's style of music.
Johnny enjoys
composing and arranging the music for Jackie's lyrics.
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