"Cheap Reward" as written by and Elvis Costello....
Oh, well, I feel so loose tonight I might fall to pieces,
So be prepared to sweep me out the door.
And I might be horizontal by the time the music ceases,
So I think I'll get acquainted with the floor.
Oh, I was trying to get away from the things that I always do,
Hello, floorboards once again - how are you?

Lip service - well, that's all you'll ever get from me,
Well, how could you believe I'll take you seriously?
With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage,
Just remember you'll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage!

All the sign posts on this road that point one way,
Don't act like you're above me, just look at your shoes.
I'll turn the light out now 'cause there's nothing more to say,
And it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose.

Oh, but you could say that you love me very painlessly,
I would've done the same for you, oh, but you said to me:

Lip service - well, that's all you'll ever get from me,
Well, how could you believe I'd take you seriously?
With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage,
Just remember you'll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage.

Just remember you'll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage!


Lyrics submitted by markik

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