9 to 5 — Dolly Parton

Tumble outta bed and
I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself
A cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and
Try to come to life
Jump in the shower
And the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the streets
The traffic starts jumpin’
With folks like me
On the job from 9 to 5

Working 9 to 5
What a way to make a living
Barely getting by
It’s all taking and no giving
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it

9 to 5
For service and devotion
You would think that
I would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead
But the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes
That man is out to get me

They let your dream
Just watch ’em shatter
You’re just a step
On the boss man’s ladder
But you got dreams
He’ll never take away
In the same boat
With a lot of your friends
Waiting for the day
Your ship’ll come in
And the tide’s gonna turn
And it’s all gonna roll your way

Working 9 to 5
What a way to make a living
Barely getting by
It’s all taking and no giving
They just use your mind
And you never get the credit
It’s enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it

9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There’s a better life
And you think about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Putting money in his wallet

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Jonathan Archer is an editorial contributor to Lee Legal. He is currently pursuing a degree in international relations and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.