What Was Their Names? (Did You Lose a Friend on the Minimum Wage​?​)

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What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?
Tell me, What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?

When you grow up inner city, it's awful hard to find work
Around public transportation, so you'll need a car that works
Without a car that works, it's awful hard to get a job
Or get yourself a home, or escape a landlords jaws

Tell me what was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?
Tell me, What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?

It's hard to get an education when you've got to pay them bills
The way those college kids work, Jim it makes me mighty ill
They'll regurgitate an answer, at 40 grand a pop
With a smile on their face that says they've never met a cop

Tell me what was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?
Tell me, What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?

I've got friends who went to college, I've got friends who peddle drugs
I've got friends who live in mansions, I've got friends in prison walls
I've got friends who teach psychology, friends in H-V-A-C
If you don't know 'bout that last one, you're more privileged than you think

Tell me what was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?
Tell me, What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?

There's problems all around you, I don't wanna make you scared
Just wanna level head ya, maybe make ya more aware
You won't find it on the news, you won't find it in your phone
You'd only get an answer if your family lost their home

Tell me what was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?
Tell me, What was their names, tell me what was their names?
Did you lose a friend on the minimum wage?

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from I'd Rather Make My Living in a Song, released October 9, 2017

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