Obscenity on TV

He’s watching on TV a commercial of the
corporation Volvo using the Peter Seeger
protest song Hard Times in the Mill.

An’ every night when I go home
A piece o’ cornbread an’ an ol’ jawbone
It’s hard times in the mill my love
Hard times in the mill

You, too, can drive off in style away
from that gosh darn mill and all the hard
times there, just don’t spill the cornbread
on the leather seats and don’t drop the
jawbone because it will stain the leather.
Yes, for just the right price you can leave
that gosh darn mill and all the hard times
there for the safety of all-wheel drive.

Ain’t it enough to break your heart
Have to work all day, an’ at night it’s dark
It’s hard times in the mill my love
Hard times in the mill.

Remember, you, too, can drive away
from that Hard Times Mill
in a vehicle with the best safety
rating of any car on the market.
Think about the safety of your
children as you all drive away from
that gosh-darn, hard-times mill.

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