(Walter) 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.
(Sam and Ralph join) Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’. Out on the streets the traffic starts jumpin’ for folks like me on the job from 9 to 5.
Workin’ 9 to 5 what a way to make a livin’. Barely gettin’ by it’s all takin’ and no givin’.
You just use their minds and you never give them credit. It’s enough to make you greedy if you let it.
9 to 5 for service and devotion, you would think that I would deserve a fat promotion. Want to move ahead, but the boss won't seem to let me. I swear sometimes that man is out to get me.
(Arnie) They let you dream just a watch 'em shatter. You're just a step on the boss man's ladder, but you got dreams he'll never take away.
(Sam) 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 you away.
Workin' 9 to 5 what a way to make livin'. Barely gettin' by it's all takin' and no givin'. They just use your mind and you never get the credit. It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it. 9 to 5 yeah, they got you were they want you. There's a better life and you think about it, don't you?
(M.G.) It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it. And they spend their life putting money in my wallet.
9 to 5 oh, what a way to make a livin'. Barely gettin' by it's all takin' and no givin'. They just use your mind and they never give you credit it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it.
Workin’ 9 to 5!