Corporation Blues - Audio, Video, Lyrics

The trouble with a Corporation
It's a body that ain't got no soul
It's just a machine to make money
And it does what it takes for that goal

Those lines from the last verse sum up what this song is all about.

Single cover image: Corporation Blues by Robert Palomo, Singer-songwriterIf you think that slick little scam known as "Citizens United" is the greatest thing since high fructose corn syrup and for-profit prisons, then this ditty is probably not for you. You will have a much nicer day if you just CLICK HERE.

But if you ever spent years of your life rat racing, daily grinding, stressing, depressing, sweating, ulcerating and generally working your ass off down in the corporate trenches only to arrive at a day when...

   Some guys in expensive pinstripe walk in
   Sayin' "We can't keep you all here no more
   You pack all your stuff in an old xerox box
   And they escort you out the back door

...if you've been there, you will not merely "relate to" this song. No, my friend, you're gonna feel it. Deep in the ol' kishkas, by golly. You're gonna remember the day. You're gonna to remember the feeling. You're gonna remember how they did you. And you're gonna find yourself hollering "Damn straight!" and singing lustily along with the chorus...

   Workin' for the Corporation
   Singin' the Work-for-the-Corporation Blues!

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Original Song Lyrics

Workin' for the Corporation
The profits have started to fall
The word "reorganization" is floating
Up and down the hall
Then some guys in expensive pinstripe walk in
Saying "We can't keep you all here no more"
So you pack up your stuff in an old xerox box
And they escort you out the back door

CHORUS:
Workin' for the Corporation
Singin' the Work-For-The-Corporation Blues

Workin' for the Corporation
The profits have started to soar
Then some guy they pay about 10 million a year
Announces your butt's out the door
They gotta "keep an eye on the headcount"
So the stockholders feel secure
Security ain't for employees now, Jack

It don't work that way anymore

REPEAT CHORUS

Workin' for the Corporation
You need those health benefits they got
'Cause you know one short stay in a hospital gonna cost you
The price of Onassis's yacht
And retirement under that 401-K ain't so easy as they make it appear
But you get that good 2-week vacation
After workin' there only 10 years

REPEAT CHORUS

Now you work for that Corporation
People say that's the thing you should do
By the time they get done using up what you got
May not be too much more left of you
The trouble with a Corporation
It's a body that ain't got no soul
It's just a machine to make money
And it does what it takes for that goal

REPEAT CHORUS

Corporation Blues - Copyright © 2015 Robert Palomo Jr.



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