Take the Money and Run

Last track off the Handyman album. All done now and soon will be moving on to the next one.

This is about work. I used to love it so much that I couldn’t get enough of it. I think you can tell that from the lyrics.

Retirement was the best thing I ever did and I’ve never regretted it. Gives me time to write and record and do all the other things I like doing instead of climbing the greasy corporate pole. Anyway, I was never very good at office politics.

I wake up in the morning
Drag myself out of bed
Drink a cup of coffee and head for the train
Looking forward to the day ahead
Hey man it’s a beautiful day
But remember what they say
Somebody gonna spoil it
Cos they only want it done their way

Take the money and run
Don’t kid yourself you’re having fun
Ignore that crap that they’re dishing out
Take the money and run

Ain’t no use in arguing
It does no good
No-one is listening
Ain’t no reason they should
Going through the motions
Not giving a damn
Looking forward to home time
Remembering what they say

They say take the money and run
Don’t kid yourself you’re having fun
You’re no worse off than anyone else
So take the money and run

Everybody knows better than you
Everybody wants their own way
Keep your head down and zip your mouth
Don’t let them wreck your day!

I get home in the evening
Pour a good stiff drink
Watching the TV
And trying – not to think
Do it all again tomorrow
Earn my packet of pay
Remembering the golden rule
That gets you through the day

No such thing as a good job
Working for the boss ain’t fun
They’re gonna chew up everyone
So take the money and run
Take the money and run
Take the money and run
Don’t beat your head against a wall, man
Just take the money and run

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