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To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament song meanings
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    General Commentit's rock not rockford.
    jakebarkeron January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI live in the Rock River Valley.
    Basically we have (or at least used to) the highest unemployment rate in the state.
    Thanks Sufjan. Your album is kick-ass.
    the_fredinatoron February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti live in the rock river valley region, too. i thought we were the only ones that knew we existed. nice to know sufjan does, too.
    missalissa_16on January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy dad actually got laid off from a manufacturing position, so it's weird to know there's an instrumental song about the whole deal. I like how it's supposed to sound like the river.
    aubreymcfateon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti also live in the rock river valley,in rockford and my dad also got layed off years ago. when i hear it i think of the abondonded industrial factories in rockford and how the boom of the industrial revolution in rockford is gone. i love rockford though.its home and i wished sufjan would have made a whole song about it. it is the 3rd biggest city in Illinois
    avillatoon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti also live in the rock river valley,in rockford and my dad also got layed off years ago. when i hear it i think of the abondonded industrial factories in rockford and how the boom of the industrial revolution in rockford is gone. i love rockford though.its home and i wished sufjan would have made a whole song about it. it is the 3rd biggest city in Illinois
    avillatoon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's sad to go through the Rock River Valley region and see all the empty buildings.
    alphabetfarmeron February 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI also live in the Rock River Valley, in Roscoe (Rockford area). My dad has been out of work for almost 2 years now. Teenagers can't even find jobs at fast food places. It's gotten a little better, but it's really uncertain times living around here right now. Thanks Sufjan, for recognizing the struggle.
    RachelLynn1019on May 10, 2010   Link

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