Mills Closed Down – Zelena Hull


Mills Closed Down

 

This singer-songwriter style song is about the hole in society that was left by the destruction of the textile industry in the United States. It is a somber piece about the remains of a once pivotal institution of American society. The implosion left a great deal of scars on cities and towns in the south many of which never healed. Some Communities have been able to recover, but others aren’t so lucky.

Lyrics:

Long time ago everything was here
The people the Textiles the mills
But the world can be a shotty place
Where they can’t shoot straight for once

Now the mills closed down and no one’s around
Except the corpses of houses and broken parking lots
And the World has changed once more
As people head out of the door

Broken beer bottles and empty parking lots
Where the kudzu and weeds take over
Not many in site, but they come out in the night
Just a muddy piece of what it used to be

Now the mills closed down and no one’s around
Except the corpses of houses and broken parking lots
And the World has changed once more
As people head out of the door

Broken signs, faded lines, nature takes over grows and never stops
The summers are hot, and the winters are cold like elsewhere
You still say you’d rather be here
A few places here and there scattered all around, only a handful of businesses not closed for life.
The world ain’t what it used to be and the times change with it

Now the mills closed down and no one’s around
Except the corpses of houses and broken parking lots
And the World has changed once more
As people head out of the door

Mills closed down
Mills closed down

Now the mills closed down and no one’s around
Except the corpses of houses and broken parking lots
And the World has changed once more
As people head out of the door

people head out of the door