Digital Download of Factory Farm Blues

by Happy Chichester

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Side A: Knocking At The Door (indie/r&b)
Side B: Factory Farm Blues (r&b/indie)
12" white vinyl 45 r.p.m. single

Art work and layout by Regan Hagar
Mixed by Barrett Jones at Laundry Room Studios.
The vinyl was cut & hand pressed one-at-a-time at Musicol in Columbus, OH, by John Hull & his family.

The record's mixer, Barrett Jones, says:
"Knocking At The Door b/w Factory Farm Blues are both funky organic nuggets of truth-speak in an age when ignorance is the fad of the day. Happy Chichester is a musical force to be reckoned with, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter & an all around great guy who truly lives up to his name. I have always loved his songwriting, he wrote one of my favorite songs of all time 'A Man Needs an Airplane.'


Factory Farm Blues

Factory farm,
Won't take me home,
Look up my grave,
When you get home.
When you get home
Unbury my bones,
Bring them back from a factory farm.

Factory farm,
Where once a home
My Mother's family
Raised and sowed
What heaven gave
Of rain and loam,
Given way to a factory farm.

Factory farm,
No range to roam,
Just dust and clay,
Fly chemical spray.
Praise the market,
And cork a loan,
For company seed,
By company owe
My soul to a factory farm.

Chorus 1


You can take my body.
You can take my life.
Down, down, down,
On the killing floor.

But can they take my soul?
Do you even know
What the hell is soul?
Do you know
What is soul?
What is soul?

Factory farm,
Long, endless day,
Make just enough,
Can't call me slave.
The road to hell
Is smooth and paved.
Roll on to the factory farm.

Factory farm,
What has become?
Another hundred head,
Bled down to one.
If I take no picture,
Is no harm done?
No dirty glove and
No smoking gun?
Street-clean brand
Still has to run
On the blood of a factory farm.

Chorus 2

©2016 We Should Music (SESAC) by Happy Chichester


released November 10, 2016
Niki Dakota, of WYSO, says:
"Thanks for conjuring lyrics of consequence with music of excellence. I have longed for a new era of socially, globally conscious musical expression, masterfully done--and a true example came in the mail yesterday.”



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Happy Chichester Columbus, Ohio

Happy Chichester is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, & producer from Columbus, OH. An original founding member of Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie, & Twilight Singers, he has amassed an impressive discography on independent & major labels
including Sire, Columbia, & Elektra. Happy has worked as a sideman & collaborator with Afghan Whigs, Shawn Smith, Brad, RJD2, & Umar Bin Hassan.
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