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The Boss's Song

from The Desk Drawer Tapes by The Cucumbers

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lyrics

Tell me what you’re thinking
Tell me what you do
Tell me why I should want to hire you
Do you like my jokes
Do you know the rules
Do you think I care about any of you fools
I do it’s true I was once human too
I do it’s true I was once human too
Now I’m the boss, I’m the boss the boss

You see I got to be friends
With Mr. Big Owner
And I found out he was just
An old unhappy loner
You see life had let him down
He lost his faith his trust
And now his only pleasure is to grind his workers into dust
I do it’s true I was once human too
I do it’s true I was once human too
Now I’m the boss, I’m the boss the boss

This is the boss’s song this is the boss’s song
If I’m all right than nothings wrong
And I’m the boss ‘cause I am strong
And I want you to sing along (“Time is money, boy”)
“Break is over, now!” (“I AM NOT SHOUTING INTO THE PHONE”)

You plant and water
You trim the tree
You pick the fruit and then you give it all to me
That’s the way it is and was and always will be
That the way it is you think I feel no sympathy
I do it’s true I was once human too
I do it’s true I was once human too
You work you sweat and what do you get
You work you sweat and what do you get
Now I’m the boss, I’m the boss, I’m the boss
And all the bosses sing, they say

This is the boss’s song this is the boss’s song
If I’m all right than nothings wrong
And I’m the boss ‘cause I am strong
And I want you to sing along
This is the boss’s song this is the boss’s song
If I’m all right than nothings wrong
And I’m the boss ‘cause I am strong
And I want you to sing along
I want you to sing along
I want you to sing along

credits

from The Desk Drawer Tapes, released June 4, 2021
Jon Fried - guitar,  vocals 
Deena Shoshkes - guitar, vocals, piano   
Yuergen Renner - drums, bg vocals
John Williams - bass, bg vocals
Brett Ollerenshaw - saxophone
Steve Foreman - trumpet
Boss voices - Ivan Nahem, Excer Rivera, Ed Allison, Aubrey Marquez, Leigh Sottile, 
Joshua Fried - sound processing on sax solo
Written by Jonathan Fried, Deena Shoshkes
(p)Verbena Music

Recorded 1988 at Mixolydian Studios, Boonton, NJ
Engineered by Knut Bohn
Mixed by Paul Wickliffe at Skyline Studios, NYC
Produced by The Cucumbers

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Jon Fried & Deena Shoshkes started The Cucumbers and found a home in the 80's indie pop scene in Hoboken, NJ. They have created many varied musical projects, which are presented together, here. We hope you enjoy our new music, and newly re-mastered old recordings. ... more

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