Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit) Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Scott McCaughey
Original Band
The Minus 5

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Red Locust Frenzy Shepherds Bush Empire London England UK November 22, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Daikanyama: Bob Dylan Summit Tokyo Japan October 09, 2006

Lyrics

Dear employer, I'd like to tell you
It's been wonderful for all these years
But now you know, I've got a new shoe
And I'll be wearing it so far from here

Dear employer, your escalators
Are very dangerous on the way down
They rip the skin and they pull you in
Spit out the boney bits and coffee grounds

Dear employer, I heard a story
When you were just knee-high, higher than I
You built the wings, and the propeller too
With balsa wood and glue you made it fly

Dear employer, you commanded me
Your commendations now don't mean as much
Cause I'm a lost cause causing a problem
And I promise to be way out of touch

Dear employer, when you hear the news
Please save the saintly words for saintly souls
Cause I'll be long gone, long gone and rotting
Long gone and ulcerous, nothing untold

That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit

That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit
That's the reason that I quit