Martie Echito & Jim Covington | Are You Listening Uncle Sam?

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Are You Listening Uncle Sam?

by Martie Echito & Jim Covington

Song Description: WE NEED JOBS!!
Genre: Country: Contemporary Country
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1. Are You Listening Uncle Sam? (feat. Dale Jean Covington)
Martie Echito & Jim Covington
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Album Notes
"Are You Listening Uncle Sam?" is a New release by Jim Covington and Martie Echito.
You will be seeing it later this month on You Tube and hearing it across the net and radio and TV stations.

SONG DESCRIPTION:
The frustration of being out of work. Asking Uncle Sam..... 'ARE YOU LISTENING?'.... do you hear our plight?....Do you even care? ALL governmental officials... STOP what you are doing and take a moment and LISTEN to what we are telling you... Stop the "Business As Usual" power struggle and unshackle the regulations that are prohibiting businesses from hiring. WE NEED JOBS !

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:
Having to watch our family members and friends who are out of work... barely scraping by... some having to be helped by parents just to stay afloat, is unbearable at times. Unable to buy a house, put food on the table for the family, pay their bills, in debt and having to live on credit cards, not just in our hometowns, but all across the nation and around the world. The lyrics were inspired by the conversations... overheard by us... when people were talking with their families, friends, neighbors. Seems the elected officials in our government, regardless of political affiliation, are NOT listening to what people are telling them.

Lyrics and Music
by
Jim Covington & Martie Echito

Well, we're sending you this e-mail, you don't seem to understand,
Folks are out here hurtin', in what once was the promised land.
We elected you to help us, when we stood and cast our vote,
Seems we were mistaken, hope you're taking note.

CHORUS:
We need jobs to feed our families, we need jobs to pay our bills,
We need jobs to fix this country, to repair all of it's ills.
Are you listening? Are you listening?
Are you listening.... Uncle Sam?
Sincerely, every child, woman, and man.

We're discouraged, tired, and beaten down, so frustrated, just plain mad,
We lost our homes, our hope, our spirit, and dreams that we once had.
It's your empty words and speeches, stop playin' it RIGHT or LEFT,
No one will hire in this political mire, to our voices you've gone deaf.

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Stop and listen to what we say, walk in our shoes for just one day,
Unshackle businesses so they know where they stand, Are you listening?

CHORUS


Reviews
lps45s8tracks
2012-08-09 (;AWESOME LYRICS;)Well written.Would love to see lyrics posted.Helps if u want to sing along.Enjoyed Da Listen.Love it.Your Songramp Bro.(~;Yrral Mallik;~)

RJC
2012-08-09 Lovely write and performance, kudos to you both!

Rard
2012-08-09 clean crisp and inspire'n. has that 'up up with people' vibe and commercially tops. the call response voc's and my fav. the B3 texture. great ebb and flow. dig'n it. thanks for sharing.

joesilveira
2012-08-09 Nice Recording. Great Vocal.
joe

Scotty_Metro
2012-08-09 Well done!!!!
Scotty

sdgetunes
2012-08-09 Great message.Nice tie in with America the Beautiful.Great aural fidelity and wonderful performance. Good luck with the marketing campaign.
Ed Dunn

TWH
2012-08-09 top-notch production. vox and bgv are right there in your face. really good job and they lyrics take a page from our current state of affairs. Enjoyed.
TwH

benjammin
2012-08-10 Super job on the production! Sounds great! Like rard, I love the b3..Really good song!
~Benny~

mfrazier
2012-08-10 Good solid tune. Great job on the mix and production side. Like the vocal. Nice piece of work.
Michael

JohnWestwood
2012-08-10 OK. I am the odd one out ( but that s not unusual ) The chorus didnt lift for me, melodically. Its a universal message and its contemporary.

j.yonks
2012-08-12 Super super song
Great production.........well done guys
John

josefllama
2012-08-14 Yeah the message is the same all over the world, unfortunately 'no one listens' [which is the title of my 2nd last song on the ramp]...a good song..well done.

geediane
2012-08-17 Love how the intro & outro is recognizable, but not exact - very cool... GREAT song!

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