Pursue your dreams

Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn
and stretch
and try to come to life.
Jump in the shower
and the blood starts pumping
Out on the street
the traffic starts jumping
With folks like me on the job from nine to five.
Working nine to five
what a way to make living
Barely getting by
it's all taking and no giving.
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 you dream just to watch them shatter
You're just a step on the boss man's ladder
But you've 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.
Working nine to five
what a way to make a living
Nine to five
they've got you where they want you
There's a better life
and you dream about it
don't you?
It's a rich man's game
no matter what they call it
And you spend your life putting money in his pocket.
Nine to five
what a way to make a living
Nine to five
they've got you where they want you

--- Dolly Parton

Did socialism go too far in the end, people ended up believed they were entitled to there share when there wasn't enough to go round? The idea of social justice has to go hand in hand with social reponsiblilty--- how can you demand when you don't give. What socialism fought for was people's rights to choose, to be free--- to present society from being a forgone conclusion. There is a danger of it slipping back--- you should take your chances, persue your dreams; if came to the point where it were unordinary to take your chances then how few chances there would be.

An entrepreneur once said to me: you either have a plan for your own life, or someone else does. Roughly this could mean, you either lead or follow.


Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
This question is used to make sure you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.