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Looked out my window this morning
Damn.. another cloudy day
Falling further and further behind 
This life's become all work, no play
Where the Corporation is heaven
Our CEO has me under his spell
My suit and tie.. strangling 24/7 
This heaven's become a living hell

What good is a big corner office
Only time for my computer screen
I can't satisfy all of these investors
Without being ugly, harsh, and mean
And everyday has become cloudy
I feel like I'm a million miles from home
Hating this person that I've become
Surrounded by people, yet all alone

I'm well aware that I shouldn't do this
It only distracts.. and there's no time
But I've been thinking.. where's the sun
What's my reason, and can I still rhyme
Is there a place with cloudless skies
Somewhere I'll never need this phone
Is there a real heaven that isn't hell
Could I have a girl that I walk home

I'm dreaming about my tomorrows 
I've started praying it's not too late
That pretty girl who rides the metro
I think I'm going to ask her on a date
It's time to leave my corner office
Discovered I'm good at writing songs
There's a park where it's never cloudy
Close to home... where I belong!

~Lyric Man

Note: Wanted to write a "Wake Up" song about a guy who gets sucked into corporate life and then wakes up one day and realizes he's basically sold his soul to the devil. In exchange for money, position, and shiny things.. he's traded away his freedom, and even love. We're only going thru this life one time.. only one shot at living. Don't live it in perpetual.. cloudy days. I thank God this was something I learned in my 20's. Don't waste your life existing!

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Date: 7/18/2018 2:34:00 AM
Hi Lyric Man. I can relate to these lyrics very well, expecially the 'My suit and tie.. strangling 24/7' line. I have been working in an office for years whilst daily coming up with ideas for poems and songs. I keep dreaming about my tomorrow's too. Excellent lyrics once again Lyric Man.
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Date: 7/14/2018 7:25:00 PM
I like that this poem is coming from a man. Sometimes I think that most guys have so much drive for their job and that is all that matters. Nice to see that you want more. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 7/4/2018 6:27:00 PM
Very good point about not wasting our time. Do what you want and see if it doesn't work out.
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Date: 7/3/2018 6:08:00 PM
Soulful feelings from within
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Date: 7/3/2018 6:08:00 AM
I can relate to this as I work in an office. Great lyrics Lyric Man.
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Date: 7/3/2018 4:54:00 AM
It is beautiful.. What I love about it is how it touches reality and brings it so close for others
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:30:00 AM
Although I've been retired a number of years now, I know exactly where you're coming from.
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:00:00 AM
Great write and yes you are very good at writing rhyme(aka song) lol truly enjoyed your write! Hugs Brenda
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Date: 7/3/2018 12:56:00 AM
Very well written . Its so true.
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Date: 7/2/2018 6:21:00 PM
I recently retired from a place which checks all the boxes your poem covers. I managed to escape with my soul intact and while I miss my department people, don't miss the managing stuff.
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Date: 7/2/2018 2:06:00 PM
Love the lyric :-) My husband was a lot like this until it was too much for his heart. I'm so glad he finally retired. Good write..
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Date: 7/2/2018 12:20:00 AM
A great message in your verse, Lyric Man. Happens to many that they sell their souls to corporate devils. T.J
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Date: 7/1/2018 11:02:00 AM
i can imagine you living in a suitcase and yet finding time to breathe, relish the beauty of life... fascinating melody; take it easy, D... huggs
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Date: 6/30/2018 8:02:00 PM
It truly was a wake up song for such a guy as this, Lyric Man. Great creativity!
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Date: 6/30/2018 7:00:00 PM
Thank God I am retired and retired before the recommended age! I enjoyed the work and made a nice pay but the longer I stayed with the company the more difficult was the work, so I threw in the towel. Have never regretted it. Your poem strikes a chord with most of read it. / M
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Date: 6/30/2018 12:01:00 PM
Lyric Man, vivid imagination about the tough life we lead. Ferment captured in a captivating poem. Thanks for enlightening us on aspects of real life we sometimes take for granted. Keep such nuggets flowing more and more, Lyric Man. John, Zambia
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Date: 6/30/2018 9:18:00 AM
Beautifully done! It clutched my heart. All we have is our time, until we don't.
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Date: 6/29/2018 11:35:00 PM
24/7 being at work - is really a crazy well-being! Wish you a real heaven and to ask a girl on a date! Blessings, Lyric Man!
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Date: 6/29/2018 9:14:00 PM
I listened to your nice song. I specially admire those who write long poems. I can't. Joy n Peace.
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Date: 6/29/2018 5:16:00 PM
Hi Lyric, once again you sing another golden song. This read just rolls off the tongue. It is a song that is known to many my friend. We only have one shot at life and we have to make the best we can of it. I love the content and the wonderful rhythm. An excellent piece Lyric. This one goes into my faves. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 6/29/2018 5:01:00 PM
The biggest regrets in life is what we didn't do, not what we did do. Good Job! Got me thinking....
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Date: 6/29/2018 3:58:00 PM
Awesome message in there, LM, love how it just rolls along in a rhythm & Blues sort of way.
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Date: 6/29/2018 4:42:00 PM
Thanks Harry.. there actually was some blues magic in this write as I was listening to Don Henley (my fav) and Paul Carrack when I wrote this today.
Date: 6/29/2018 3:41:00 PM
A deep message in your poem Lyric Man..a wake up call for us all. If everyone heeds your advice, life would be happier indeed..I want to go to that park where it is never cloudy!
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Date: 6/29/2018 3:20:00 PM
Blessings are everywhere, if you stop to truly enjoy them. Everything falls into place as it should, and when the time is right. This I find to be absolutely true. A simple moment does create a beautiful memory. Your thoughts express this so well. Many are like this man, and that is very sad indeed. ~ Brandy
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Date: 6/29/2018 1:05:00 PM
Very nice write! I definitely can relate. You'll get out of that eventually! ??
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Date: 6/29/2018 2:05:00 PM
Ha.. I said no to that a long time ago. I have a great gig that allows me to chase adventure, see the world, and have time to read your poetry (at least when I'm on the road).