Build a bridge or maybe two
Together held with footsteps she outgew
But now she sits alone, everyone's long gone
She dances in a photograph
When it was good to joke and have a laugh
But that was yesterday, if only today
Now the walls are crawling faces that still breathe
But before she nods her head what's left but sleep

She hears a chorus of factory girls
Singin' in the streets
Drinkin' their coca-colas
After washing your filthy sheets

Chasin down the avaenue
After a childhood that she never knew
Choking on woodbine
Cigarettes just kill the time
Now the walls are crawling faces
That still breathe
But before she nods her head what's left but sleep

She hears a chrous of factory girls
Singin's aoin and all
Empty are their pockets
But their voices are filled with song

Come day go day
Wish in my hearty it was Sunday
Drinking buttermilk all the week
And whiskey on a Sunday

Come day go day
Wish in my hearty it was Sunday
Drinking buttermilk all the week
And whiskey on a Sunday

Now the walls are crawling faces that still breathe
But before she nods her head whats's left but sleep

She hears a chorus of factory girls
Singin' in the streets
Drinkin' their coca-colas
After washing your filthy sheets

She hears a chrous of factory girls
Singin's aoin and all
Empty are their pockets
But their voices are filled with song

Stayed Richard and his court of Kings
He stole my heart and many other things
But me I took his crown
Wish he was here to steal it now



Lyrics submitted by B3NT3DG3S

Factory Girls song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about King's mother. When I saw them live at Starland Ballroom in Jersey, Bridget sang Lucinda Williams' part, and I thought she did a nice job.
    Second Amendmenton April 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe whole song's about his mom, and how she was a "factory girl" she never had much money, but lived her life and enjoyed it. This is told as her looking back at her youth after being old. She has nothing left but to sleep, and she thinks back to singing with her friends. The last verse is about his father, he stole her heart, but she stole his crown (last name King), but he passed away many years ago and she misses him dearly.
    cfmrfrpfmsfon October 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyey im first. anyway, i love this song off their new cd. i think its lucinda williams that sings some parts on here, which she does beautifully. when she and dave king sing together at the end, that gets to me for some reason. its corny i know haha
    wackydeli3on February 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song its my favorite off the new cd the lucinda williams parts is the best part of the song and the little poem part
    "Come day go day
    Wish in my hearty it was Sunday
    Drinking buttermilk all the week
    And whiskey on a Sunday " i love that part to
    rancidxpoisonon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the lucinda williams part, its what makes the song i think. and like someone mentioned about, the part that goes "come day go day..." its great.
    wackydeli3on December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm not a fan of the Lucinda Williams part, but overall I LOVE this song!! Beautiful.

    I also really like the "Come day, go day..." part. It's actually from a Scottish folk song (Google it). I love that they included it.
    asleeponasunbeamon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites from the album. It's pretty simple musically, but I like the chord progression a lot. I also like the part where the drums come in, and the accordion in the background.
    Nick the Bastardon August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcommunism57 you are a idiot immigrant women were the people who most commonly worked in factories and does anyone know what the end of this song means?
    topicalrushon October 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRichard and his court of Kings is literally a reference to Dave's Dad, Richard King who passed away when Dave was 9. And I think that the last lines are written from his Mother's perspective.
    Merce007on March 30, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentLet me just start off by saying this cd is amazing. On the other hand this song is not. the song is very boring and slow and is not enjoyable escpaicially wit the special guest singer.
    ledzepp22on December 12, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain