You seemed like such a smart young man
Your father’s got a lot of friends
I didn’t bother to check your references
We’re a successful company with endless opportunity
So why must you shit where you eat?

It all started out in the warehouse
Watching the stock, watching the clock
Taking shots from a flask of scotch
My first evaluation came
Remarkably they sang my praise
“Keep up the pace, you could see a raise in pay”

This seemed like a good challenge to me
So I started a game of craps in the back alley
What better way to supplement minimum wage?
Despite these fits of debauchery
The managers failed to notice me
So, what the fuck, I started stealing things

Once inventory rolled around
A few skew items could not be found
Some DVD’s and a wide screen TV
“We’ll dock these items from your pay
We expect you to finish out the day
Your father must be so ashamed”

Fuck you and your job
And I’ll shit where I want

This country’s going to go out with a bang
This country’s headed for Dependence Day
So lay out your blankets and wait for the fireworks' display
You're restless and bored and your job keeps you broke
Big Business booms to make sure that we don't
So get in the ring, you just ran out of rope

I’ll give ten percent to the ten percent
(I’ll give ten percent)
Hand me those classifieds


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    General CommentI can't beleive no one has commented on this!
    I love Cursive. I think this song is pretty self-explanatory. It's very good though.
    _solidjacksonon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really liked this song. I think it was the best song on Lagniappe. Kasher just has a way with making his voice sound so emotional on the parts that it should. Another wonderful Cursive song.
    betwnliesntruthon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a pretty lame story.

    But I heard this song on a listening post in red eye records the day I went to an interview for my now gay corporate whore job.

    Woe is me.
    mejamon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think at the part that has ???? is
    "big business booms to make sure that we don't"
    Method Actingon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how in the begining of the song, it says "So why must you shit where you eat?"
    Then, the whole song is basically leading up the to
    "Fuck you and your job, And I'll shit where I want".

    Great song.
    kddudeon May 03, 2007   Link

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