Buddy Bee Anthony


The Work Song - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

I hate to work
I don't want your job
Not gonna play your fool
be a corporate cog
I don't want no promotion Ms.
Not gonna learn the biz
What don't you understand
Ties leave marks around my neck
to beat the band

I might as well admit it
my life's alot cooler
without your job in it
Ladies and men
Let me say it again
I hate to work
Got somethin important on your mind
no matter how terrific

Only fault they're gonna find
at that they are prolific
You can't smoke
a cigarette at work
or hum a happy tune
Folk breathin all the way down your neck
Day never end too soon

Learnin how to make my money,
without punchin a clock
wearin a geeky haircut
and actin funny.
I hate to work.
If it's not for free.
It's not for me, honey
you can keep your dirty cash money.
Cuz, I hate to work too hard for it.
Computer down, computer back up



race car smokes up and down with
the red flag.
Coffee colder in your cup,
Jack,
what a drag.
It's why I hate to work
don't want your job
rather be sittin by your swimming pool
sippin somethin sweet
just me and you.
I'm not gonna cut my hair
cause, I'm strictly wash and wear
That's right, uh huh,
I hate to work
Won't be fillin out no applications
Won't see me leafin through no classifieds
Doctor you can skip your blood pressure medications
to get a job
everything about me'd
have to be a big
bold face lie.
ladies and men, I'll say it again.
I hate to work.

Won't be pushin wet greasy mop buckets

sorry bossman about your job
I'm gonna take a pass
chuck it.
I hate to work
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Friday, Saturday
Here comes another busman's holiday.
I hate to work
Six ah one a half dozen of the other.
Don't need more bossy ladies
tellin me what to do
already got me too many mothers.
Please don't make me work too hard
for your money, sonny.
I won't be working your lands
nor plowin your fields
I'm not shakin any hands
nor cutting done deals
stayin up real late
won't hesitate
to take another day
another week
another month
another year
and a day
off from work.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 28, 2018


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