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Raytheon Rejectors
folk
Acoustic - Folk
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Tom Neilson
Tom Neilson 2022
May 29, 2022
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Story behind the song
Ken Jones told me about the environmentally, economically and humanly destructive war machine plant in Asheville, NC and their attempts to stop it.
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Pratt & Whitney’s a Raytheon Division And they say they make their engines with precision They gave Asheville a financial provision It’s always good to grease a palm when you want to drop a bomb And it helps when you buy the decision. Now if Asheville wants to go and drop a bomb They’ll have a brand new engine from Pratt & Whitney Raytheon It doesn’t matter that the planes don’t fly They just want a piece of the pie While they feed their money to the Pentagon We’re building engines for planes that don’t fly; F35s just fall from the sky We’re building engines & we don’t ask why Just want a piece of the pie For aerostructure, military avionics Aeronautical system electronics They’ll pollute your water and your soil, then go & get the gas & oil Critical thought is in a state of catatonics Now Asheville has cyber security It can build a plane to bomb an enemy It doesn’t matter where, the engines take ‘em there How it works in a war economy We’re building engines for planes that don’t fly; F35s fall from the sky We’re building engines & we don’t ask why Just want a piece of the pie On Earth Day, Asheville earth Protectors Conversion economy architectors For two hours shut down the war industry No war machine making in their community Citations for these Raytheon rejectors We’re building engines for planes that don’t fly; F35s fall from the sky We’re building engines & we don’t ask why Just want a piece of the pie 100 million in subsidies to cut down all the trees Environment toxicities, human calamities War is leading to extinction; you’ll go out with out distinction I guess you better ask why. Not a good piece of the pie It’s time to answer the call. Reject Raytheon we say, Let’s work for the day When there’s plenty of pie for all.
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