“I will never faint I refuse to lose, I refuse to fall down”
By Anna Daniels
Patti Smith, the queen of punk and one of the few women who was even able to make a name for herself in the punk scene, is now in her late 60’s, still writing, singing and politically active. Piss Factory was one of her first recordings, released in 1974.
Sixteen and time to pay off
I got this job in a piss factory inspecting pipe
Forty hours thirty-six dollars a week
But it’s a paycheck, Jack.
It’s so hot in here, hot like Sahara
You could faint in the heat…
The rest of the poem here.