thevogues
Nobody told The Vogues to retire.

Up every morning just to keep a job,

I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob,

Sounds of the city pounding in my brain,

While another day goes down the drain (Yeah, yeah, yeah).

but it’s a five o’clock world when the whistle blows,

No-one owns a piece of my time,

And there’s a five o’clock me inside my clothes,

Thinking that the world looks fine, yeah,

A-da-lay-ee-ee (up, up, up!).

Trading my time for the pay I get,

Living on money that I ain’t made yet,

Gotta keep goin’ gotta make my way,

But I live for the end of the day (Yeah, yeah, yeah),

’cause it’s a five o’clock world when the whistle blows,

No-one owns a piece of my time,

And there’s a long-haired girl who waits, I know,

To ease my troubled mind, yeah,

A-da-lay-ee-ee (up, up, up!).

In the shelter of her arms everything’s okay (yeah-yeah),

She talks and the world goes slipping away (it slips away),

And I know the reason I can still go on,

When every other reason is gone (Yeah, yeah, yeah),

in my five o’clock world she waits for me,

Nothing else matters at all’,

Cause every time my baby smiles at me,

I know that it’s all worthwhile, yeah,

A-da-lay-ee-ee (up, up, up!)

A-da-lay-ee-ee (up, up, up!)

The Vogues

 

John Mayall's First Album arrived nine years after forming his first band.
John Mayall’s First Album arrived nine years after forming his first band.

Trading my time for the pay I get (up!)
Living on money that I ain’t made yet (up!)
Gotta keep goin’ gotta make my way (up!) 
But I live for the end of the day (up!)

The Vogues

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No, not Cyndi … Neil.

They say that life imitates art. In this particular case I would argue art is imitating life.

When the working day is through
And you’re waiting in the rain
For another overdue
Overcrowded railway train
And the movie poster screams
“It’s the best film ever seen!”
But it’s all a different world
To which you have never been
And you’re bored out of your mind
So you keep yourself amused
Reading the Financial Times
Of the fellow next to you
Then something in you snaps
And you shout with all your lungs
“We give and get nothing back!”
When the working day is done.”

Neil Hannon – Divine Comedy

Unfair – possibly, but Hannon / Divine Comedy has a history of social observation. In this particular case and entire double album on Office Politics. Wont it be grand when we no longer have to deal with them?

European tour in the autumn of this year.