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​Day Job

This song is by Splitsville and appears on the album Repeater (1998) and on the album Bulk Rate (2001).

Now it's time to get the whole thing started
Shoes are polished and your hair is parted
Spent the weekend wondering where the week went
Scheming up a better way to make rent

Punch the clock (9 to 5)
9 to 5, then you make some overtime (5 to 9)
5 to 9, it's a swindle it's a fraud (it's a job)
It's a job, it's a living it's a life (it's a life)
It's a life
Obligations

Eight straight hours stuck here pulling punches
Got no time for breakfast brown bag lunches
Can't fit dignity into your wallet
Can't buy piece of mind with empty pockets

I'm dreaming dreams so far away
I never knew the price I'd pay
The price I'd pay
To not fade away

Still don't know just how the whole thing started
End up deep in debt and heavy-hearted
Spend a lifetime wondering where the weeks went
Gotta be a better way to make rent

Punch the clock (9 to 5)
9 to 5, then you make some overtime (5 to 9)
5 to 9, it's a living compromise (get in line)
Get in line, it's the best years of your life (it's your life)
It's your life
Obligations (x4)