I lived for the moment.
I grabbed hold
and I didn't relent (the) skin of my teeth,
holds no longer.

And now I come to claim
my just rewards.
Face down ! ground down with no recourse.

And now I come to claim
my just rewards.
The spoils of the toils are spent.

Where is the right place ?
Where is the right place, right time ?

If the face fits, we wear it.
Faces fit
while heart and soul slopes on.

Scraping through -
Just Rewards !
Dig the dirt -
Just Rewards !
Hold your ground -
Just Rewards !
Being sucked down -
Just Rewards !

Where is the right place ?
Where is the right place, right time ?

When you lay down on your own law,
you swim against the sanctimonious tides.

Down not out -
Just Rewards !
Looping tracks -
Just Rewards !
Stunted growth -
Just Rewards !
Dwindling hope -
Just Rewards !


Lyrics submitted by sean, edited by waxleymolding

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    My InterpretationYou get your just rewards that are just in the eyes of the powers that be. The powers that be have no idea of how hard you worked or what part you played in any process. You are only as good as your direct colleagues and are dragged down by their failures no matter how much you had nothing to do with them. This applies directly to the corporate feudal state. As the "thank you's" get passed down the chain from the top to bottom, at some level, there will always be someone that will happily take the credit for everyone "beneath" them and leave them (those that actually did the work) in a looping track. These are the unsung heroes in every situation, those that usually do the "real" work. These are the ones that "Dig the dirt" and when any of them speak up, they "swim against the sanctimonious tides." Additionally, the real workers are not usually glory hounds thus the vicious cycle continues. Thus; If the face fits, we wear it. Faces fit while heart and soul slopes on. Heart and soul is worn down at the bottom level by the great machine.
    waxleymoldingon October 16, 2012   Link

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