Wednesday, December 21, 2005

"Wal-Mart" A New Song By David Rovics Now #1

"Wal-Mart" By David Rovics International Activist Singer/Songwriter/Blogger New Post-Industrial Christmas Carol Is Now #1

“Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, rolled out a campaign to combat negative publicity and restore confidence in the chain's heavily criticized business practices” - A NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS

Port Townsend, WA –David Rovics’, internationally acclaimed activist/singer/songwriter/blogger, new anti-capitalist Christmas carol, “Wal-Mart” that was recorded on a portable MP3 player, is now the number 1 song on the Acoustic -- Folk Charts. This accomplishment was achieved after only 48 hours of being published on the music site.

The MP3 recording can be heard online or downloaded for free on portable music players like Apple’s iPod at:

“For people particularly interested in the Wal-Mart theme,” states David in an email blast to his fans, “you might also like to check out the songs on my web-only release, Beyond the Mall. "Wal-Mart" will be featured at, the website, created by the people who made the wonderful documentary, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price”, that's been making quite a splash lately.”

”Wal-Mart” (Excerpt)
By David Rovics

There’s a thousand acres becoming clear
Cut down the forest, the big one’s here
Cover the ground with a mass of tar
Make sure there’s room for every car
One floor half mile massive sprawl
One store wonder super mall
It’s spreading out far and wide
Taking over the countryside
Say goodbye to your forests, they’re going down
Wal-Mart is coming to town

…No more local five and dime
It’s all just Wal-Mart overtime
But you can work all you want, night and day
As long as you can stand the pay
Just don’t get sick or have a kid
You’ll end up like the last one did
On the street and unemployed
In a town that’s been destroyed
Where misery has become a noun
Wal-Mart is coming to town