Listening to Chris Ronald’s “Factory Floor” makes me think of brown eyed girls working in clothing factories in third-world countries. The easy folk music reaches from a time when factory work was regular for north Americans to present day when such labour has been sent overseas, granting us the privilage to be an information economy and nostalgic about a simple, folky, past.
“And besides, where does it all go. For her wages, to be so low… she’s not schoolin’, simply doin’ as she’s told.”
The song could be a metaphor for the deepest meaning of the Occupy Movement – that ina large way we are trapped in a hyper-capitalist society, following rules we did not make, for reasons we may not understand, so that people we don’t know can prosper.
Just released, Chris Ronald offered up this lovely song from his second album, Turning Tides, as a free download to our readers.