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This is the 4th self-released Workers CD. The Workers are a NYC-based alt. rock studio band fronted by singer/songwriter Dan Greenwald. Personnel have changed on every release. On Totem, Dan utilized renowned engineer/producer Will Hensley, who maintains an ongoing association with Electric Ladyland Studios, and, has been involved in mixing multiple Coldplay albums.


released September 1, 2014

Producer-Will Hensley
Co-Producer-Dan Greenwald
Chief Recording Engineer-Will Hensley
Remote Recording Engineers-Doug Garnett, Trey Keller, Greg Barbone
Mixing Engineer-Will Hensley
Mastering Engineer-Alex Saltz, APS Mastering

Bass, Drums, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar recorded at Degraw Sound
Lead Vocals, Electric Lead and Pedal Steel Guitars recorded at CSF Studios
Electric Rhythm Guitar, Keys recorded at DiGDuGDiSaSTeR
Male Backup Vocals recorded at Knotleg Studios
Female Backup Vocals recorded at Lunchbox Studios

Dan Greenwald-Lead Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Will Hensley-Electric Lead and Pedal Steel Guitars
Doug Garnett-Electric Rhythm Guitar, Keys
Jesse Terry-Male Backup Vocals
Juliana Riccardi-Female Backup Vocals
Jeremy McDonald-Bass
Jacob Cohen-Drums
Pompous Functionary-Spoken Word

Cover Art-Doug Garnett, Dan Greenwald
All songs composed and copyrighted by Dan Greenwald (dgreenwald776@gmail.com)
Publisher-℗©2014 Greenworker Music (ASCAP)



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The Workers New York, New York

Dan got his start playing cello. He was privately classically trained, and played in school orchestras till graduation from H.S. In college he switched to guitar and self-instructed till ‘91, when he began formal study and created the first incarnation of his alt. rock unit The Workers. He went solo and now performs as a singer/songwriter. Dan is a 3-time winner of the ASCAPlus Popular Award. ... more

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Track Name: Death Race
Death Race

Who’s that fool driving up my ass?
Gotta be a fortune to top it off with gas.
Light weight truck, is yours bigger?
Slow down brother, take your finger off the trigger.

Curled in the gutter, you’re so high.
Isn’t your roof gonna kiss the sky?
Have to pull over, let you pass by,
You are mighty, I’m a little guy.

Urban sprawl, rush hour madness,
All the rage won’t cure the sadness.
Lean on the horn, flash the lights,
Crowd the driver, speed out of sight.

Death race on the road today.
Hope I see another day.
Angel of mercy steer me away.
Death race on the street today.
Track Name: Boomerang

Day job’s done and now I’m free,
Time to usher in possibility.
Slightly older, feeling spry,
Still some things that I’ll have to try.

No spoiler left to tell me no,
Only I to urge me go.
No blueprint drawn to steer the way,
No rulebook writ to aim the play.

So many people are so constrained,
Stay the path is so engrained.
Arc me through the swinging door,
Sweep me from the killing floor.

It’s often said, change is good.
All will cycle, that’s understood.
Nothing slows the march of time.
And, I’ve yet to yield my prime.
Track Name: Big Time
Big Time

You have no memory of those painful days.
Hours seemed eternal,
The suffering had no end.
You have no memory of solitary nights,
There was nowhere to go,
Oooh, nothing to see.
You have no memory of the time
When darkness stole your light,
Heart shrunken by the pain.

Every inch of your flesh,
Every part of your heart.
See what you feel
By the look in your eyes.
You have a place where
Love always remains.
See what you feel
By the look in your eyes.

No recall of grief,
Nor memory of sadness.
Cause today you are here,
Today you are mine.
Cause today you have wings,
Today you can fly.
Cause today you can live,
Big time, big time, big time, big time.