... pour myself a cup of ambition and yawn and stretch and try to come to life. Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin', out on the street the traffic starts jumpin' with folks like me on the job from 9 to 5. Workin' nine to five What a way to make a livin' - Barely gettin' by, It's all takin' and no givin'. They just use your mind, And they never give you credit, It's enough to drive you Crazy if you let it. Nine to five, for service and devotion You would think that I Would deserve a fair promotion. Want to move ahead But the boss won't seem to let me, I swear sometimes that man is out to get me. They let your dream Just a' watch 'em shatter, You're just a step On the boss man's ladder But you got dreams he'll never take away. In the same boat with a lot of your friends, Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in, And the tide's gonna turn And it's all gonna roll your way.