#21 We Almost Lost Detroit (Adapted Lyrics)

It stands out in the skyway,
Like a business from another time
Inspiring young men to ask, “Whats that?”
For their fathers as they ride.
But no one stopped to think about the workers,
Or how they would survive.
And we almost lost Detroit,
This time.
How would we ever get over
Losing our minds

Just seventy miles from Detroit,
Stands a giant factory,
It sits silent each day as the city walks,
Monument of annihilation,
But no one ever stopped to think about the workers,
Or how they would survive,
And we almost lost Detroit,
this time.
How would we ever get over
Losing our minds

The CEO’s of the Big Three,
Sure had green on their mind.
And what would Harry Bennett say
If he was still alive?
When it comes to people’s welfare,
Money wins out every time.
And we almost lost Detroit,
This time.

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This “poem” is an adaptation on the lyrics for “We Almost Lost Detroit” by Gil Scott-Heron. The song was originally about the fears of a nuclear meltdown outside of detroit, but I think this adaptation portrays a much more real crisis.

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