"Thanks For Your Time" as written by and Walter Andre De Backer....
You have been placed in a queue
But your call is valuable
It's very valuable
We hope this doesn't inconvenience you
Because you're valuable
You're so very valuable!

If you wish to make a complaint
We can handle it, we're well prepared to handle it
Of course you may have to wait
But that's understandable
Isn't that understandable?

Don't ask me, I just work here man
Don't ask me, I just work here man

(It sounds to me like you need help!)
We're very good to you
I hope you know we're good to you
(Let me put you through to someone else)
They'll know just what to do!
I'm sorry, I can't help you

Don't ask me, I just work here man

Why don't you fill out a form?
We can't get back to you
Of course we can't get back to you
But rest assured, we'll take your comments on board
Your thoughts make change!

Thanks for your time
(Don't ask me, I just work here man)
Thanks for your time
(Don't ask me, I just work here man)
Thanks for your time
(Don't ask me, I just work here man)
Thanks for your time

Let's spend some time togetherâ?¦
We'll save you money!


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"Thanks for Your Time" as written by Walter Andre De Backer

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    My OpinionHaha I love this song, it cracks me up because it's so ironic!

    I think the meaning is obvious (and McMuffin put it nicely).

    I like the part when he calls up the company:

    Computer: Directory assistance
    Wally: Hi, could I please speak to Miss...
    Computer: What name please?
    Wally: Oh, shit...
    Computer: I'm sorry, I didn't hear that
    Wally: *frustrated* Just put me through...
    Computer: I'm sorry, yes or no, did you request 'Melbourne Zoo'?
    Wally: Nooo, you bitch...
    Computer: Please hold, and an operator will complete your request
    Wally: *sighs*
    (Music)
    Wally: Oh, f**k it
    (Hangs up)

    HAHAHA gold.
    60_miles_an_houron November 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's plain obvious. Wally DeBacker hates being on hold or being in long ques. And frankly, I agree.
    fivestar3domon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Wally De Backer live, he was AMAZING!!

    He told the audience, before he performed 'Thanks For Your Time', that the song is about being placed on hold in a queue (and it's obvious anyway).

    He's poking fun at those inconsiderate companies that place you in a queue for ages, and Wally tastefully uses sarcasm to poke fun at them (eg. "But your call is valuable, it's very valuable").

    Ofcourse this is the cliched thing those stupid robot-ladies tell you while you're on hold, and ofcourse the managers and staff of the companies don't actually think your call is valuable, so thus the sarcasm.

    Wally also mimics something you'd expect a call centre employee to say, ie. "Don’t ask me, I just work here man". It's funny because it's their job to answer your questions, and yet they say "Don’t ask me, I just work here man".

    This is one of the reason's Gotye is so awesome!! He sings about being placed in a queue and takes a subtle dig at those evil companies, hahah woot!

    People out there, see him live it's worth it! Oh and while on topic about Gotye, does anyone know the meaning of the name? Why does Wally call himself Gotye?? I feel like an idiot for not knowing lol...
    McMuffinon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMcMuffin - did you see him at Hot BBQ? I did, he was fantastic.
    Gotye is a different spelling of Gaultier, which is French for the Flemish name Wouter, which is his real name, Wouter de Backer.
    thedukeyon January 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthedukey - that makes a lot of sense actually, cos isn't Wally from Belgium or soemthing like that? And I'm guessing 'Wally' is probably just an Anglicised version of 'Wouter', the Flemish name, like you said.
    Oh and nah I didn't see him live there, I saw him live at Festival of the Sun in Port Maquarie =P
    He's playing at Byron Bay's East Coast Blues & Roots Festival!!!! I sooo gotta be there, and hopefully get him to sign my "Like Drawing Blood" album =D (and I'm lucky too, I only live like 15-20 mins north of Byron, fuck yeah!!).
    McMuffinon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ jealous
    adeleineeon February 26, 2008   Link

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