SITUATION VACANT (Robert J. Purvis)

An employment advertisement in the station caught my eye and kept me looking, yeah

Said there's a situation vacant in the office of invention so you might try there

So you buy yourself a tie and comb your hair

And astound them with impressive words that you have read somewhere


CHORUS:

We don't want you working here (get out, you're no good)

I said we don't want you working here

We don't want you working here (get out, you're no good)

We don't want you working here


Every eye in the place tonight is going to be on you

They want to see you crawl and after all that's what you're paid to do

So you look the people straight between the eyes

And you tell them quite implicitly just what you feel inside


[slide guitar solo]:

We don't want you

We don't want you


When a paragraph on paper makes a difference to your money, well, it's just not fair

And surrounded by the smell of bread, you let your feelings fill your head and float away

To a place that isn't really there at all

And exists inside yourself alone and drives you up the wall


We don't want you working here (get out, you're no good)

I said we don't want you working here

We don't want you working here (get out, you're no good)

I said we don't want you working here


repeat CHORUS


©1974 Ganga Publishing B.V.

lyrics from The Place I Love LP lyric sheet insert
corrections by Tom Brennan