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"Life Of An Office Worker"

[ from the album "Stop This!" (1996) ]

Lyrics

Well I know that rock and roll used to be more than rock and roll
And jazz don't mean what they play late at night
And high energy disco was the music of the gays
And the black and white minstrels are white
But I've got to believe in the golden glow
The sinking sun, the money and the light
So me and some honky tonk women gonna rock tonight

Give me rock and roll, give me aggressive normality
Some ba-ba-ba banal spirituality
'Cause I'm so free and so unbelieveably tough
It's never loud enough
Life of an office worker
Rock and roll, rock and roll forever

I've never been to New Orleans or Memphis Tennessee
But I've heard about those places many times
And the cars and food round here just ain't fast enough for me
And that legendary good time's something I just can't seem to find
But I've got to believe in the golden glow
So take me to a show tonight
Me and some hot sweet mama's gonna rock tonight

Give me rock and roll, give me aggressive normality
Some ba-ba-ba banal spirituality
'Cause I'm so free and so unbelieveably tough
It's never loud enough
Life of an office worker
Rock and roll, rock and roll forever

I'm not so dumb as I look
I know this whole shebang is just a trick with lights and lasers
Behind the flashbombs and the backdrop, behind the juvenile fantasia
Striplights and computers wait for me just like reality
I'm not so dumb as I look, I know this razzmatazz
Is just the same old rock guitar
And those polite, tight-lipped Japanese businessmen
Are bigger than the big rock stars
Those polite, tight-lipped Japanese men
Drive bigger, faster cars I know, but please
Let me rock and roll 'til I lose control

Give me rock and roll, give me aggressive normality
Some ba-ba-ba banal spirituality
'Cause I'm so free and so unbelieveably tough
It's never loud enough
Life of an office worker
Rock me to the end of the American Empire

Rock me to the end of the American Empire
Rock me to the end of the American Empire
Rock me to the end of the American Empire
Rock me to the end of the American Empire