Anne Feeney | We're Nursing as Fast as We Can - Single

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We're Nursing as Fast as We Can - Single

by Anne Feeney

Every nurse (and every friend of a nurse) will want this song that says it all!
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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Brilliant lyrics by Seattle-based naturopath Joan HIll - arranged by unionmaid and hellraiser Anne Feeney from Pittsburgh. With tuba by Roger Day, accordion by Oliver Steck, percussion by Doug Wilkin and vocals and guitar by Anne Feeney, this polka for a better world is sure to inspire, amuse and energize you!

This song was the runaway hit of Feeney's 2009 "Sing Out for Single Payer Roadshow" - which played to thousands of activists from La Jolla to Bellingham. Financed by $10 donations from Feeney's thousands of fans, this show raised awareness of the US Healthcare crisis, and pointed to the only real solution - single payer health care.

But like all of her other projects, Anne Feeney made the health care debate easy-to-understand, fun, and inspiring. Send a copy to every health care professional you know! Here are the lyrics - sing along!

Nursing as Fast as We Can - © Joan Hill


We're nursing as fast as we can. We're running with bandages and bedpans.
Oh, the patients are sicker, the discharges quicker & the reasons are slicker why we can't afford more nurses who are Nursing as fast as we can---- And more cuts in nursing are planned.
Oh the loads don't get lighter, and the staffing is tighter,
and we're nursing as fast as we can.

Your anxiety's legitimate, I'll grant - You've been admitted for a liver transplant.
You see the nurses scurry. Everybody's in a hurry,
And you've just begun to worry that we won't have time for you.
Our time is limited, you must understand. We can't do right by you within our budget.
Your insurance plan's so tight that you can't even spend the night.
We've got to send you home to do the best you can.

Meanwhile, we're nursing as fast as we can.
We're running with bandages and bedpans.
Oh, the patients are sicker, the discharges are quicker, and the
Reasons are slicker why we can't afford more nurses who are
Nursing as fast as we can----And more cuts in nursing are planned.
Though the schedule's obnoxious, and the pace is preposterous,
We're nursing as fast as we can.

I feel I must apologize to you. You messed your bed and had to lie in doo-doo.
But I was very busy, I was running in a tizzy,
and I over-optimistically thought I'd get back to you….
But I had seven other patients, too, And one of them was bleeding in his pillow.
When priorities were reckoned, it was you who came in second, and
First was all that I had time to do….

Because we're nursing as fast as we can.
We're running with bandages and bedpans.
Oh, the patients are sicker and the discharges quicker, and the
Reasons are slicker why they can't afford more nurses who are
Nursing as fast as we can. And more cuts in nursing are planned,
Though infections are spreading, and mistakes we are dreading,
We are nursing as fast as we can.

We worry for our patients, yes we do.
They come to us much sicker than they used to.
We know they need trained nurses, but the bosses watch their purses.
When it's patient safety versus profit, we know what they do.
Nurses who are registered must go.
They hire nurses' aides because they're cheaper.
Now we know, for patients' sake, that this could be a grave mistake,
but it's a chance they take to save a little dough.

And we are nursing as fast as we can.
We're running with bandages and bedpans.
And what's in them is stinking, just like management's thinking,
as our standards are sinking, and the risks we take are rising,
Like the salaries for those at the top. This misallocation must stop!
Our superfluous superiors sit upon their posteriors in the
Comfy interiors of their offices and lounges, while we're nursing as fast as we can.
We must find a way to demand - that patients won't be dying,
`cause some corporation's trying - to cut nursing as fast as they can…
SINGLE PAYER, (STILL), THE ONLY REAL PLAN!!

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