"Well Paid Scientist" as written by Eric Reed Boucher, Raymond John Pepperelle, Geoffrey Lyall and Darren Henley....
You're a well-paid scientist, you only talk in facts
You know you're always right
'Cause you know how to prove it, step-by-step
PhD to show you're smart with textbook formulas
But you're used up, just like a factory hand

Something is wrong here
You won't find in on a shelf
You're well-paid, you're well-trained, you're tied to a rack

Company cocktails, gotta go
Say the right thing don't fidget, jockey for position
Be polite in the pyramid you hate
Sip that scotch, get that raise, this ain't no party at all

Something is wrong here
You won't find in on a shelf
You're well-paid, you're well-trained, you're tied to a rack

Cringe and tense up, grind your teeth
And wipe your sweaty palms
Close your windows driving past the lowlife company bar
They're making fun of you

Ha!

Ah, even you
You've gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?
Ah, even you
You just punch the clock, too scared to punch your boss

When will you crack?
When will you crack?
When will you
Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your eyes?

Pull up to your sterile home, you're drained
Bite the heads off of your kids
Chew them well, they taste like you, just slam the door

Assigned here 'cause your company owns the land
All your colleagues live here too
Private guards in golf carts keep you safe at home?

Something is wrong here
You won't find in on a shelf
You're well-paid, you're well-trained, you're tied to a rack

When will you crack?
When will you crack?
When will you crack?
When will you crack?

The dark shattered underbelly of the American dream
Avoid it like the plague
It stares you from your bathroom mirror
Drown!


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"Well Paid Scientist" as written by Jello Biafra

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  • +1
    General CommentA great example of Dead Kennedy's. Much better than that California Uber Alles song...... This should be up there in the top 10.
    Tricky1979on December 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell "Pain" Scientist?
    MountainJewon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, Ice's posted most of the lyrics on this page anyway, so we can let him off with a warning for that one.
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSelf-explanatory song.
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 28, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIn this song it shows the effect of our corporate influence on scientific research. Rather than scientists working for the greater progression of man and exploration of life's mysteries the corporate grind has reduced them to nothing more than every other cog for capitalism, trying to stay afloat for a paycheck.

    Scientists were practically the new great explorers but modern life made their dream dead and sterile. A similar message about the death of the great American dream is winnebago warrior.
    Saint Thomason July 10, 2008   Link

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