Temping
Saturday, September 25, 2004
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I was an English major
And they said I was smart
Now I'm wearing a big smile
Saying "Welcome to Wal-Mart."

Oh we're all temping
Everybody's temping
We're all temping
Our way through the world.

Used to have a contract
And a company car
Then the boss came in and said
Au revoir

We're all temping
Everybody's temping
Oh we're all temping
Our way through the world

O the mighty politician
Thinks destiny has beckoned
But he may find out otherwise
On Nov. 2nd

You read the newspapers
You turn the page
And you see obituaries
For people your age.

So don't look down
On the people on the bus
They're no bums
The bums are us

But this job's safe
It's one I can't lose
Until the Chinese learn
To sing the blues.

Temping tonight, temping tonight
Temping on the old campground.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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