Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit)


Dear employer, I'd like to tell you
It's been wonderful, for all these years
But now you know, I've got a new shoe
And I'll be wearing it so far from here

Dear employer, your escalators
Are very dangerous on the way down
They rip the skin and they pull you in
Spit out the bony bits and coffee grounds

Dear employer, I heard a story
When you were just knee-high, higher than I
You built the wings, the propeller too
With balsa wood and glue you made it fly

Dear employer, you commanded me
Your commendations now don't mean as much
'Cause I'm a lost cause, causing a problem
And I promise to be way out of touch

Dear employer, when you hear the news
Please save the saintly words for saintly souls
'Cause I'll be long gone, long gone and rotting
Long gone and ulcerous, nothing I'm told

That's the reason that I quit
The reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit
The reason that I quit

That's the reason that I quit
The reason that I quit
That's the reason
That's the reason
That's the reason
That's the reason
 
 

found on:
Down with Wilco (Minus 5)

words:
Scott McCaughey

debuted/last played: performance history
                       
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