Songs

9 to 5 by Chris Hall

I'm sitting on the bus to my 9 to 5,
An angel singing songs at my side,
Watching all the people as we speed by
On this hamster's treadmill called life.

Gotta go to work, gotta earn your crust,
Finding satisfaction in a life of lust;
Ain't got time for love nor trust
In this crazy treadmill called life.

What's it all about?
Tell me where's the fun.
Now I don't mean to scream and shout
But there's a change coming on.

Work, work, work to get a little pay,
If I earn enough I can retire some day.
Get a good pension, yeah, that's the way
In this greedy treadmill called life.

Days turn into weeks and months, it's all just the same;
And everybody seems to play the same sad game.
Who made the rules, tell me who's to blame
For this incessant treadmill called life.

What's it all about?
Tell me where's the fun.
Nnow I don't mean to scream and shout
But there's a change coming on.

They say that's just the way it is, well I don't agree,
'Cos working every hour God sends just ain't for me;
Now I don't mind grafting, even doing long hours,
But me I work to live and not the other way 'round.

What's it all about?
Tell me where's the fun.
Nnow I don't mean to scream and shout
But there's a change coming on.

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Behind the Music

I wrote the lyrics for this song whilst journeying to and from work in Birmingham city centre on a half-hour bus ride. I remember being struck by all the advertising and the endless incitement to buy, to consume, to acquire more and more stuff. And I was also struck by the monotonous routine and the meaningless of it all if that's all that life was about.

But for me, although work is important and we all need certain material items, life is about much more than that. And sometimes I need to scream and shout and rebel against a society which seems to say that what's most important is my material comfort, well-being and stability.

Dates



14/04

Saint-Brieuc
Liv'in'Proof

05/05

Château-Gontier
EK + s[i]nglish

09/06

Le Burêt
s[i]nglish

30/06

Château-Gontier
s[i]nglish + amis

19/08

Château-Gontier
s[i]nglish

14/09

Ménil
s[i]nglish

29/09

Château-Gontier
Everlight's Keep

07/10

Saint-Fort
EK + s[i]nglish

11/10

Craon
Everlight's Keep

12/10

Château-Gontier
s[i]nglish

21/10

Chemazé
s[i]nglish

16/12

Laval
Sur le chemin de Noël

Contact

michelle.chris@livinproof.fr
+33 2.43.06.71.49
+33 6.73.68.11.70

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