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Fighting the Boss

This song was created for Game of Bands round 204 : "Boss Battle"

Lyrics:

FIGHTING THE BOSS

Have you ever had a terrible boss?
One that you just couldn't stand?
One that was terrible to you?
I did , and had to prepare to DO BATTLE.

Here I go (off to work)
Here I go (off to work)

I had a family weekend planned
And a boss that I could not stand
He knew I was going away
But screwed with me bad anyway

Here I go (off to work)
Here I go (off to work)

He also had plans too - as I feared
So on Friday he just volunteered
me to work that weekend and devise
a client solution while he vaporized

Here I go (off to work)
Here I go (off to work)

We're in a meeting with a client
Trying my best just to be compliant
Customer then asks me a question
I start to answer with a brilliant suggestion
My boss then cuts me off
Probably because he thinks I am soft
And just to make sure that I know my place
He puts his hand up in front of my face

Gonna get him good
Yeah I'm gonna get him good
Gonna get him good
Yeah I'm gonna get him good

How can I just - get him backI
In a way - I don't catch flak
In a way - won't be arrested
Revenge on - boss i detested
How can i make - him regret
In a way he'll - never forget
In a way that - he will know
He set off the - first domino!

So i made a - nice video
Full of snippets - oh what a show!
Him screaming - waving his hands
Making this a - great boss slam!
Sent it around to the others
Turns out there's power in numbers
Others made videos too
Of a supervisor acting so cruel
Caught the attention of the head guy
We thought that this meant goodbye
Instead HR sent him to classes
When he gets back he'll hand us our asses

Oh hell - now he's coming back
Gotta embrace for the counterattack!

He returns bent, like a bat outta hell
To get us, not letting our clientele
See the ongoing war , behind the scenes
Gonna get his revenge, by any means
Any infringement, of any rules
instantaneous writeup - abuse of the tools
A terrible workplace - such fear in the air
Feeling all day, the dread and despair
I know I'll get fired, a matter of time
Before he will get me, paypack in kind
Disciplinary actions, they're waiting for me
Look over my shoulder, and there he will be

With pen and clipboard, he's scribbling notes
The staff on the floor feeling lumps in their throats
HR calls us down, one a time
Asking us questions, some imagined crime
We say we can't work, everyone is afraid
Hopefully all of us, can somehow persuade
For them to take action, get rid of this boss
Before all of the good people are lost

And lo and behold, the next day we find
A new supervisor, Good Lord she is kind!
A sweet sort of woman, from another department
This is a new day, good times they are starting!
We're laughing and clapping, high fives all around
We just can't believe the good fortune we've found
Now we are happy and find joy in our work
Free of harassment and misery from that jerk
We all go out after - first round is on me!
Finally contented, untroubled and free
Now work is someplace I don't need to avoid
I can simply sit down at my desk and enjoy!


ATTENTION EMPLOYEES NOW PLEASE REPORT
TO THE MAIN AMPETHEATER ON THE SECOND FLOOR
WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, WE'RE SURE YOU'LL BE PLEASED

What's this about? I can't even conceive...

What the hell? How can this be true?
Oh my god now, what are we gonna do?

Boss has been promoted, like a bat outta hell
Now he's in charge of all clientele
The new VP appointed, but behind the scenes
Gonna get his revenge, by any means
Any infringement, of any rules
instantaneous firing - controls all the tools
An even worse workplace - such fear in the air
Feeling the doom, the dread and despair
Now I'll get fired, it's a matter of time
He's sure now to get me, paypack in kind
Disciplinary actions, they're waiting for me
Look over my shoulder, and there he will be

With pen a clipboard, they're scribbling notes
The staff on the floor feeling lumps in their throats
HR calls us all down, one a time
We're getting split up, being reassigned
I'm put into cleanup, of hazardous waste
My desk job position is being replaced
He finally took action, because he is the boss
All of the teamwork and hope it is lost

And lo and behold, the new job is fine
A new supervisor, the Lord he is kind!
I get hazard pay , a brand new department
I'm making more money, good times they are starting!
We're laughing and clapping, high fives all around
We just can't believe the good fortune we've found
Now we are happy and find joy in our work
Free of harassment and misery from that jerk

We all go out after first round is on me!
Finally we're contended, untroubled and free
Now work is someplace I don't need to avoid
I just grab my shovel, and work and enjoy!
Singing fun songs as we labor along
Nobody's watching, you can't do it wrong
Just a regular job, who am I to complain,
So what if the old things are never the same?
[Exit]

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