Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WHO KILLED BIG AUTO?



WHO KILLED BIG AUTO
(Who Killed Davey Moore?, Bob Dylan)
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Sing along link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62daicHQ9as

Who killed the BIG AUTO?,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not I," says the FECKLESS MOTOWN CEO ,
"Don't point your finger at me.
I could've retooled it to much better CAFE rate
An' maybe kept it from this fate,
But the customers and dealers would've booed, I'm sure,
At not gettin' their money's worth.
It's too bad it had to go,
But there was a pressure on me too, you know.
It wasn't me that made it fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed BIG AUTO ,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not us," says the URBAN SUV WARRIOR CROWD,
Whose off road dreams created one big greenhouse gas cloud.
"It's too bad it died alright
But we just love that high line of sight.
We didn't mean for it to meet this death,
We just wanted a safe ride instead,
There ain't nothing wrong in that.
It wasn't us that made it fall.
No, you can't blame us at all."

Who killed BIG AUTO,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not we," says the politician,
Puffing on a BIG OIL private label cigar.
"It's hard to say, it's hard to tell,
I always thought that BIG AUTO was well.
It's too bad for Detroit City its dead,
But if it was sick, they should've said.
It wasn't me that made it fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed BIG AUTO,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not we," say the GAMBLING SHAREHOLDERS and BONDHOLDERS,
With their proxies and coupons still in their hands.
"It wasn't us that knocked it down,
We always thought the Directors would do what needed to be done.
We didn't commit no ugly sin,
Anyway, we put money on it to win.
It wasn't us that made it fall.
No, you can't blame us at all."

Who killed the BIG AUTO,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the UAW NEGOTIATOR,
Surfing for member benefits like a used lemon trader,
Sayin', "Unions ain't to blame,
There's always legacy costs built in the automotive game."
Sayin', "Big labor is here to stay,
It's just the good old American way.
It wasn't me that made him fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed BIG AUTO,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not we," say the JAPANESE whose well managed fists
Laid it low in a cloud of hybrids and "kaizen" mist,
Who came here after the Second World War
Where efficient design was shown Motown's back door.
"We hit em, we hit em, yes, it's true,
But that's what global competition is meant to do.
Don't say 'murder,' don't say 'kill.'
It was engineering destiny, it was divine will."

Who killed the BIG AUTO,
Why an' what's the reason for?

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