The verse about "making money hand over fist" appears in _Devo Hardcore Volume 2_....
All right, clockout!
I got my coat
I got my keys
I got my head down to my lungs
And move my feet
Me, I got all the secretaries
Down on their knees
Look at 'em scoot
They gonna clockout

I got my money
Tied up in stock
I got my mammy
Take my doggie for a walk
Me, I got the biggest little business
Down on the block
Get ready, get set
Cause we gonna clockout

I'm makin' sales hand over fist
I got a vacuum just to sweep between my ears
Me, I got a six figure unit that's never been kissed.
Down on all fours
Cause we gonna, we gonna
We gonna, we gonna clockout

Take my advice
Hear my decree
I'm afraid the future's gonna be
Maintenance free
I got the big brush for your bowl
Baby, can't you dig my plea
Gonna gag
Unless we clockout
No, no, no


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by communicado

"Clockout" as written by Gerald V. Casale

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    General CommentGoing to forego any research and dive onto it...

    This song made me chuckle at first. There's all this exuberance about the end of the work-day, seemingly from the point of view of the employer, who seems to be doing well for himself.

    meaning? Ha! meaning in a DeVo song: that's rich. But considering the forum, I may as well give my own impressions.

    Damn... see what I mean? I just like the song. It amuses me. Is the speaker happy? Does he care about his clock-punchers, or are they merely cogs to make him more money? Does it matter? what kind of future could be described metaphorically as "maintennance free"? ( A great phrase choice in terms of the salesmanship and business-mentality put forth here). Great stuff.
    monkey Men all: beware! beware!
    a cautionary tale from Devo? listen
    if you are able.
    -Phase
    warmPhaseon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think "Clockout" refers to death and the song is mocking the efforts required to participate in the career rat-race as being futile when you consider we will all be dead soon.
    tiedupon September 08, 2008   Link

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