Ronnie Dunn’s “The Cost of Living” Has An Important Message

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Ronnie Dunn's "The Cost of Living" definitely carries a message that many can relate to easily. View the powerful music video and complete lyrics here.

Lots of country music videos are simply about having a good time, but Ronnie Dunn‘s “The Cost of Living” has a completely different intention and much deeper meaning.

Watch the video below and hear the personal accounts of people impacted by the 2011 closure of a Tennessee tire manufacturer. Over 1,900 people lost their jobs and Ronnie Dunn drew attention (over 2.3 millions views) to the situation and the people who suffered from the shutdown.

 “The Cost of Living” Lyrics

Everythin’ to know about me
Is written on this page
A number you can reach me
My social and my age
Yes, I served in the army
It’s where I learned to shoot
Eighteen months in the desert
Pourin’ sand out of my boots
No, I’ve never been convicted of a crime
I could start this job at any time
I got a strong back, steel toes
I rarely call in sick, a good truck
What I don’t know I catch on real quick
I work weekends, if I have to, nights and holidays
Give you forty and then some
Whatever it takes
Three dollars and change at the pump
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up
I put Robert down as a reference
He’s known me all my life
We attend the same church
He introduced me to my wife
I gave my last job everythin’
Before it headed south
Took the shoes off of my children’s feet
Food out of their mouths
Yesterday my folks offered to help
But they’re barely gettin’ by themselves
I got a strong back, steel toes
I rarely call in sick, a good truck
What I don’t know I catch on real quick
I work weekends, if I have to, nights and holidays
Give you forty and then some
Whatever it takes
Four dollars and change at the pump
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up
I’m sure a hundred others have applied
Rumor has it you’re only takin’ five
I got a strong back, steel toes
I’m handy with a wrench
There’s nothin’ I can’t drive
Nothin’ I can’t fix
I work sunup to sundown
Ain’t too proud to sweep the floors
The bank has started callin’
And the wolves are at my door
Four dollars and change at the pump
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up
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