Nine To Five
By Dolly Parton
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Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpiní
Out in the street the traffic starts jumpiní
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With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
Chorus 1, 3 & 5
Workiní 9-5 what a way to make a liviní
Barely gettingí by, itís all taking and no giving
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
Itís enough to drive you crazy if you let it
They let you dream just to watch them shatter
But youíre just a step on the bossmanís ladder
But youíve got dreams heíll never take away
In the same boat with a lot of your friends
Waitiní that day for your ship to come in
And the tides gonna turn and itís all gonna roll your way
Nine to five, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss wonít seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me
Chorus 4 & 6
Nine to five they got you where they want you
Thereís a better life and you dream about it donít you
Itís a rich manís game, no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttiní money in his pocket
Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen;
pour myself a cup of ambition,
and yawn, and stretch, and try to come to life.
Jump in the shower, and the blood starts pumping;
out on the street, the traffic starts jumping,
with folks like me on the job from nine to five.
Nine to five, what a way to make a living;
barely getting by,it's all taking and no giving.
They just use your mind, and (depending on verse) "they never give you" or
"you never get the" credit; it's enough to drive you crazy, if you let it.
They let you dream just to watch them shatter;
You're just a step on the boss man's ladder,
But you've got dreams he'll never take away.
In the same boat with a lot of your friends;
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in,
And the tide's gonna turn, and it's all gonna roll your way.
Nine to five, for service and devotion;
you would think that I would deserve a fair promotion;
want to move ahead, but the boss won't seem to let me.
I swear some-times, that man is out to get me.
Nine to five, they've got you where they want you;
There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you?
It's a rich man's game, no matter what they call it;
And you spend your life putting money in his pocket.
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