Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Laid-off song lyrics )
NO PITY PARTY HERE
Copyright © 1999 - MickTerry.com
I was working hard at hardly working,
just another typical day,
when I got the word she wants to see me
when I go to pick up my pay.
Well, it's rare I'm called into the office;
then she has me close the door.
When I heard the words I'm being let go,
then my jaw almost hit the floor.
There'll be NO PITY PARTY,
NO PITY PARTY HERE.
No time or room for worry, anxiety or fear.
There'll be NO PITY PARTY.
I'm going to have some fun
discovering what might lie ahead,
what's next beyond the sun.
I could say I never saw it coming.
I could kick and scream in surprise.
When, in truth, I'd wanted to be leaving,
but I thought the choice would be mine.
She could say the operation's changing
and that I'd done nothing that's wrong.
Deep inside I know I'm pulling the strings
and it's my doing all along.
This is not a blessing in disguise.
To me there's no disguise at all.
What happened helped me to actualize
where I didn't think I had the balls.
And now, opportunity's come knocking,
'though it's sooner than I had planned.
And if some of my foundation's rocking,
then it's time for me to expand.
It has been high time for my beginning
to be doing what I'm here for,
and to make the most of all of my life
that I hear knocking at the door.
Copyright © 1999 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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After more than a year of buyouts & layoffs of hundreds of employees,
Mick Terry was laid off during downsizing at Los Angeles Times.
Months after numerous slaughter-style layoffs of co-workers,
Mick Terry was laid off from Patrick Marketing Group,
where everything was done entirely by statistics
& both employees & clients were highly expendable.
This song written after Mick Terry was laid off from Art Connection,
when his job was eliminated due to changed business practices.
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