No Severance Pay

© Jeffrey Hellman 1991




There's lots of special favors

Lots of benefits

The friendliest persuasion

Money's 'bout all that you get


Just spend more of your time here

Than your mortgaged room

See more of us

Than the ones you love


Don't make demands on us for friendship

Be friendly at all times

By all means don't be perfect

Make a mess and we'll have your hide


The most important point of all

Is one you've got to hide

Never let anyone know

What's going on inside


So swallow all your questions

Measure what you say

Your wage is paid to the very last day

And there ain't no severance pay

So expect no severance pay

And you'll get no severance pay