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Company Man

from Parts and Labor by Paperwork

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I'm learning to keep my plans to myself
Because they don't make sense to anybody else
But I'll take their cards and I'll shake their hands
Let them think that I'm a company man
And I'm earning my take and I take my work home
Let it take me over, let it take control
And I'll push and I'll shove to get that raise
So I can afford to leave this place
I'm giving in
I'm not giving up
Just giving anything is giving too much
"It's good to see you've got your feet on the ground,"
they say, "It's good to see you're settling down.
You'll learn to see that it's better this way
Because it would have never happened anyway.
Put away your childish things.
Isn't it enough to have had a dream?"
And I watch their lips move and I nod and I smile
And I turn and I leave and I leave them behind
I'm giving in
I'm not giving up
Just giving anything is giving too much


from Parts and Labor, released November 6, 2007
Jarrod MacKay - Vocals, Guitar
Lucy Jordan - Bass
Ross Ingram - Guitar, Vocals
Steven Spriggs - Drums


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