I Must go Down to the Office

December 27th, 2009

I rewrote John Mansfield’s “Sea Fever” because the original doesn’t talk as much about office life.

Inspired by the great John Masefield.

I must go down to the office again, to the lonely desk and the files
All I ask is some chocolate and a coffee to get me by
Through the emails and the phone-calls and my nervous hands a’ shaking
And work through ’til I’m blue in the face and the grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the office again and finish aligning a slide
My spread-sheet refuses to work and I’m about to die
All I ask is a quiet day without my client crying
And finish up a background check to see we’re all complying.

I must go down to the office again, to the wild consulting life
And the long hours and the projects and running to get your flight
All I ask is a good hotel where I can run for cover
And a double gin on my lunch-break when the conference call is over.

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