Paycheck Junkie

by Thomas Gapinski

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This is the radio edit version.

I wrote this song during my first few years in business. It was, and still is, my theme song. Paycheck Junkie is dedicated to anyone who is a little stuck and needs a good kick in the pants.

lyrics

Lyrics & music by Thomas Gapinski

Get up at the crack
sh*t, shower, and shave
grab my coffee and my briefcase
Crank up the car
speed down the street
sit in traffic
for an hour at least
Punch the clock
hurry to my cube
sit my a$$ down
'til just before noon
Daydream through lunch
then head back to work
Dodge the boss
leaving early won't hurt

I don't want to be a paycheck junkie
working for the man I can't stand
I do want to be no paycheck junkie
win or lose, my fate's in my own two hands

Hooked on the smack of 401(k)s,
group health care plans,
and bi-weekly pay
9-to-5 is more like 6-to-6
or even longer still
it's making me sick
This routine is just so hard to shake
direct deposit beat out the music I once made
I'm a ghost of the man I was once before
but there's hope for me yet
if I just walk out that door
Walk out that door

I don't want to be a paycheck junkie
working for the man I can't stand
I do want to be no paycheck junkie
win or lose, my fate's in my own two hands

Do what you're supposed to do
and don't worry about the fruits
They'll oh they'll come on their own
says the Bhagavad Gita
you just have to believe, believe, yeah

I don't want to be a paycheck junkie
working for the man I can't stand
I do want to be no paycheck junkie
win or lose, my fate's in my own two hands

credits

released July 30, 2009
Thomas Gapinski: vocals, guitar, bass, synth
Tim Jackson: drums
Kier Whitacre: lead guitar

Tracked by T. Gapinski at motionbuzz.com on 5/12/04.
Mixed & mastered by Paul V. Lapinski on 7/29/09 at myplatinumsound.com.

Lyrics & music by Thomas Gapinski, circa 5/2004

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