Wake up and shake myself out of bed again
Shaking the day down in my head again
It's up and out, rise and shine, on the double
No time to slack, attack and tackle the trouble

Shake myself out of bed again
No time to stop and assess, can't let it grind to a halt
Can't stop and look at the mess and then find out it's my fault
I can't stop for a single minute
I know hell, well, I'm living in it
No time to stop at all, I've got to jump through the hoops

My job, well it's a nine to five nightmare
I'm serving whiskey, stale wit and beer
Come on in , how've you been? Have I met you?
What'll it be now, what can I get you?

My job, well it's a nightmare
And every day from ine to five I'm there
No time to stop and assess, can't let it grind to a halt
Can't stop and look at the mess and then find out it's my fault
I can't stop for a single minute
I know hell, well, I'm living in it
No time to stop at all, I've got to jump through the hoops

Roll over, sit up and beg
Well, I'd much rather lie down and play dead
Here comes another hoop

Holidays have got to be the worst
I've seen so many I've got it well rehearsed
Joy to the world, hark the hey, let me ehar it
Deick the halls, trim the treet, that's the spirit
Holidays are not for me, chop down the tree
They've got to be the worst

I'm old and set in my ways, no stopping now, it's a shame
But in my much younger days I'd stop and I'd take the blame
I'm alright if I don't know and can't see
I'll live in hell till the day that they plant me
No time to stop at all, I've got to jump through the hoops

Roll over, sti up and beg
Well I'd much rather...lie down and play dead
All over, so long my friend
So long, all over, the end


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    General CommentA song about the everyday life, I think just about everyone can relate. Although it isnt the best, it is a great song.

    4 stars.
    poiboyon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEr... actually, a song about being a bartender... Not about everyday life. Like every one of the Bosstones songs it is more about their personal experiences, but it fits well and creates an emotional sensation everyone can relate to.
    ChrisWojon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with ChrisWoj, this song is sbout being a bartender."Serving whiskey, stale wit, and beer."Although the whole 9 to 5 thing and jumping through hoops, does create an emotional sensation everyone can relate to.
    Box420on December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell kind of bartender works from 9 to 5?
    smedrickon September 24, 2009   Link

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