I almost forgot to get ready.
Stupid move. Taking stupid time.
So, I’ll give you one of the best work-related songs out there.
By one of the kings of Arena Rock.
It’s 38 years old now, and it’s still a great song that pokes fun at rock musicians in a vein similar to Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing”. Lampshading how “easy” it is to become a famous rock star. Even though it’s not as serious as Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” (which must be one of the most mis-used songs in all of history…) it’s subtler than it, because people still fail to see how the lyrics describe that while it’s easy for BTO to just do nothing all day, they had to work their asses off to get there.
Add to this that it’s a power and fun packed song, and you get an instant classic.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business [Bachman-Turner Overdrive II] | 1973 | Rock
[expand title=”Lyrics”]You get up every morning
From your alarm clock’s warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There’s a whistle up above
And people pushin’, people shovin’
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train’s on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I’ll be…
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I’ve been taking care of business, it’s all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
If it were easy as fishin’
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you’ll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It’s the work that we avoid
And we’re all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be…
[Spoken] Take good care of my business
When I’m away, every day whoo!
[Repeat first 2 verses]
Takin’ care of business [4x]
Takin’ care of business [repeat, fade][/expand]