Future Farmers

What's the future Future Farmers
For this country way of life
When a man can't make a living
With eighty acres and a wife
When those bankers start foreclosing
When the prices start to fall
What's the future Future Farmers
With your back against the wall
Tell me now

What's the use of going busted
Just for living on the land
Is it worth what they've been paying
Just to try and make a stand
When they plow those good crops under
Just to try and start again
What's the future Future Farmers
Is there any way to win
I want to know

What's the future Future Farmers
Will we all wind up in town
And be working in those factories
With a time clock going 'round
When we look into the distance
In the cold, grey light of dawn
What's the future Future Farmers
Will the family farm be gone

What's the future Future Farmers
Will they squeeze out the little man
Will those big farm corporations
Have us eating outta their hands
Will they put those farms in pasture
'Till the prices hit the sky
What's the future Future Farmers
With people hungry enough to die
Tell me one last time

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Copyright Brooks Bros Publishers
All rights reserved
Writer: Jake Brooks
Management: Nashville Music Group
Performance by Jake Brooks & The Hired Hands
Recorded at DigiMix Audio, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Emmit Brooks, Las Cruces, NM
Released on Red Barn Records (cassette) in 1989
and re-released on CDBaby (digital download in 2014)




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