Live to work, work to live
No time left to spend or give
Walking like a bureaucrat
Talking like a diplomat

Always looking into their eyes
Firm handshakes, quick replies
Push the product, sell the crop
Climb that ladder to the top

But what if it's not meant for me?
I can't stand the symmetry
My head is stuck inside the clouds
But I can see clearly now

I'm trying to find the means to living more passionately
Cause I'm not who I wanna be
Buried in routines, I don't care what happens to me
I just gotta get free

I am no proprietor
That that to my dear father
Taught me everything he knew
About nothing that I wanna do

Earned awards, honors, degrees
I couldn't find myself in these
So I took my car keys and ID's
And threw them in the ocean

Now, all of the world is laying right before my eyes
I wonder why the hell it took so long for me to recognize

I'm trying to find the means to living more passionately
Cause I'm not who I wanna be
Buried in routines, I don't care what happens to me
I just gotta get free


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    General CommentThis is pretty straightforward; this guy's dad is a big businessman and expects that his son will follow in his footsteps. He's so sure this will happen that he starts teaching the kid about his business, about how the corporate world works. But, his kid finds the business world too confining and has a much more creative and abstract mind. He rejects timetables and routines. So, he takes off to do what he's always wanted to do (music/art/etc) and finds it very liberating. He doesn't care how well he does as long as he doesn't have to have his dad's lifestyle.
    catawampuson October 16, 2013   Link

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