When We Have Money

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Service sector economy:
They pay me just enough to keep my sense of liberty.
I have this recurring fantasy I'll come back to the restaurant in 20 years and take a seat and nobody will know me.

And I will order all the things that you can't buy with staff meals, it'll be perfect, and I will buy the restaurant and lock the doors and take the staff bowling.

We say, "When we have money, we'll start a garden."
We say, "When we have money, we'll make our houses look like our parents houses."
We say, "When we have money, we'll travel somewhere."
We say, "When we have money, we'll have matching dinnerware."

Retail sector economy: not a lot of wiggle room in the paycheque for my RSPs.
I have this recurring fantasy, I'll come back in 20 years and all the stock will be out on the street for a going out of business sale.
Buy up all the shirts and put them out into the road, it'll be perfect, and I will punch the walls and rip the shelves off with my fingernails and it won't hurt, and I'll spit on the carpet, thank the owner for the chance and say "best of luck in your next business."

I've worked coffee all my life. If you want to make coffee, you need to work coffee.
I've worked retail all my life. If you want to sell hoodies, you need to work retail.
I've been banking all my life. If you want to make money, you need to start banking.
I've made music all my life. We'll never make money, we need a new deadline.

One day, when we have money, we'll just have money.

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from Cowards, released June 4, 2013

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Careers In Science Toronto, Ontario

Nerdy post-punk and hardcore influenced punk rock by way of Black Flag and Devo; fast, guitar-driven songs about giant monsters, suburban paranoia, and that moment when you realize you're no longer a kid. Throw in a healthy dose of satire and video game references and you've got Careers In Science. ... more

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