TAKE THAT PEN

Hey You Bureaucrat

What do you think you're at

Sitting on your arse with a 30K wage turning

Down applications like you'd flick a strategy report page;

You are chicken

Makes my blood thicken.

Working in the Arts is a mighty fine job but you're

Talking out yer arse instead of talking with yer gob;

Me and my friends been working many years,

While you create rejects, apologies and tears.

You tell us -

'You don't fit'

'Too challenging'

'Not innovative'

'Too creative'

'This work is inferior'

'Wrong criteria...'

I don't wanna rock the Establishment boat but if

I could vote

I'd kill ya...

You're getting paid to help us guys but I'm

Getting hip

I'm getting wise

You get money and a Renault Megane

I get Family Credit and a three wheeler migraine

You get paid holiday

Pension (naturally) but we can

Never leave our work till we see the cemetery.

Now I don't wanna rock that Establishment thing

But throw us a life line

We're sinking.....

Hey Charity Workers where too much is spent

Never getting money to the people it was meant

Shove that pen right up your arse!

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again

Oh - the pain

And re-apply again...


1999 Billy Jenkins

Vox pop
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