Retirement

Based on Denmark 1989
Birthe Kjær — Vi maler byen rød

Sat at this desk forever
Since a year that I forgot
Recent times have been hard as
My boss is quite the twat

The glam that he once promised
Never quite got off the ground
Criminal, that wage
Thus making the most of my final day

I cancel meetings
And instead enjoy a seat massage
They better not expect
An extra this or that
Deleting emails
Eat pretzels on the windowsill

And when the clock strikes five
It’s time to celebrate
Retirement

Exciting, yet unsettling thought
I soon will not be here
My coworkers: cold and awful
Still loneliness I fear

Was offered a new contract
A part-timer, if you will
Turned it down
No more days in hell
I would rather serve time in jail

I flip the tables
And then rearrange the keyboard keys
Lift all men’s toilet lids
To apply saran wrap
I hand out fake awards
“Dressed” and “Lame Ass Hypocrite”

And when the clock strikes five
It’s time to celebrate
Retirement

Feel the end getting nearer
Freedom is waiting for me
Cutting all ties with submission
No more ‘do as I say’
(She can do all that she wants)

My hands are eager
Move my furniture
And paint the walls
Might find the needed time
To sew curtains in red
It is like night and day
Hack to independent me

And as the clock strikes five
It’s time to celebrate
Yeah, now the clock strikes five
I’m turning off the lights
And shout goodbye