Cos they’ll never stay home and they’re always alone Even with someone they love

Karen O of The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs does a cover version of ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys’, originally by Ed Bruce in 1975 and made famous by Willie Nelson, for a commercial entitled ‘Abandoned’ commissioned by The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to raise awareness about the economic hardship family farmers face in the increasingly industrialized American agriculture system. In the film, director David Altobelli tells the story of three boys exploring an empty house late one night. The boys break into a farmhouse that was clearly abandoned in a hurry some time ago. As the three explore the house – and even begin to vandalize it – one boy slowly comes to see that the family that lived there was not so different from his own.

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