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Patti Smith - Piss Factory Lyrics | SongMeanings
Sixteen and time to pay off I got this job in a piss factory inspecting pipe Forty hours thirty-six dollars a week But it's a paycheck, Jack. It's so hot in here, hot like Sahara You could faint in the heat But these bitches are just too lame to understand Too goddamned grateful to get this job To know they're getting screwed up the ass All these women they got no teeth or gum or cranium And the way they suck hot sausage But me well I wasn't sayin' too much neither I was moral school girl hard-working asshole I figured I was speedo motorcycle I had to earn my dough, had to earn my dough But no you gotta, you gotta relate, babe, You gotta find the rhythm within Floor boss slides up to me and he says "Hey sister, you just movin' too fast, You screwin' up the quota, You doin' your piece work too fast, Now you get off your mustang sally You ain't goin' nowhere, you ain't goin' nowhere. I get my nerve up. I take a swig of Romilar And walk up to hot shit Dot Hook and I say "Hey, hey sister it don't matter whether I do labor fast or slow, There's always more labor after. She fingers her cross and she says "There's one reason.
Piss Factory was a record I first herd around on a compilation called New Wave. Piss Factory really caught my ear. A story of claustrophobia, anger, revenge and triumph, and the music shouts this too. It shouted loud to people with a bellyful of school and dead end jobs. The poem was actually written in and came out of her working in a factory that made baby buggies.