Work Is A Beautiful Thing

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in skmurphy

I found this video produced by Walmart for their American Jobs program very moving. The narration by Mike Rowe was spot on and consistent with his “Dirty Jobs” program and his current “Profoundly Disconnected” initiative

I Am a Factory

At one time,
I made things.
And I took pride
In the things I made.
And my belts whirred
and my engines cranked.
I opened my doors to all.
And together,
We filled pallets and trucks.
I was mighty.
And then one day,
The gears stopped turning.

But I am still here.
And I believe I will rise again.
We will build things
And build families.
And build dreams.
It’s time to get back
To what America does best.

Because work is a beautiful thing.


Here are two related videos: “Lights On” and “Working Man”


No voiceover for this: “actions speak louder than words.”


Audio track is “Working Man” by Rush.

I get up at seven, yeah,
And I go to work at nine.
I got no time for livin’.
Yes, I’m workin’ all the time.

It seems to me
I could live my life
A lot better than I think I am.
I guess that’s why they call me,
They call me the workin’ man.

They call me the workin’ man.
I guess that’s what I am.

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