TUESDAY TUNES: “Takin’ Care Of Business”

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At first glance, this song seems to be about laziness:

If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

But I’ve always felt that a job that feels like working at “nothing all day” is the perfect kind of job: Work shouldn’t necessarily feel like work. In a perfect world, we’re all doing work that makes us smile and excel!

 

“Takin’ Care of Business”, Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Lyrics courtesy: AZ Lyrics

You get up every morning
From your ‘larm clock’s warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There’s a whistle up above
And people pushin’, people shovin’
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train’s on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I’ll be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out

If it were easy as fishin’
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you’ll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It’s the work that we avoid
And we’re all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
We be been taking care of business (it’s all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime

Mercy
Whooooo
All right

[Instrumental Interlude]

Take good care of my business
When I’m away, every day
Whoooo

You get up every morning
From your ‘larm clock’s warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There’s a whistle up above
And people pushin’, people shovin’
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train’s on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I’ll be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime

[Brief Instrumental Interlude]

Takin’ care of business, whoo
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business (every day)
Takin’ care of business (every way)
Takin’ care of business (it’s all mine)
Takin’ care of business
And working overtime
Whoooo
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business
We be Takin’ care of business
We be Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business
Takin’ care of business

 


 

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