Businessman's Blues


When I graduated college, well, I thought I had it made
They said Thirty Thousand Dollars was what I'd be getting paid
So they put me in an office -- My name was painted on the door
When they asked me what I needed I said, Who could ask for more?

But I don't want to be here, baby
I'm so tired and confused
Because they're giving me the business
I said they're giving me the business -- Giving me the businessman's blues

Well, I found a girl to marry -- We got three kids and a dog
And we're living in the suburbs
We play tennis and we jog
And we're Oh So Very Happy
Yes, we're Oh So Very Fine
And it's all so friggin' wonderful it's blowing my mind

But I don't want to be here, baby
I'm so tired and confused
Because they're giving me the business
I said they're giving me the business -- Giving me the businessman's blues

I.R.S., Pension plan, male menopause
Well, I'm no Easter Bunny, I'm not Santa Claus
But they keep expecting me to pull tricks from a hat
When all I want to do is drink beer and get fat
And play golf everyday, hit the bars and drink booze
And you'll never again hear me singing the blues, baby
Oh, baby -- Oh, baby
Oh, babe, what's a man to do with the businessman's blues

Well they think I'll be here for three more years till I'm on the pension plan
But I'm so tired of all this bullshit I don't really give a damn
Give me back my secretary: she couldn't type and so you fired her
As a matter of fact, she was so blonde and stacked, give her back and I'll never retire

'Cause otherwise I don't want to be here, baby
I'm so tired and confused
Because they're giving me the business
I said, they're giving me the business
Giving me the business
Giving me the businessman's --
Understand this man is a businessman
I said they're giving me the business -- Giving me the businessman's blues



words/music by Tom McCormack
1993 Spotted Dog (ASCAP)



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