Cabaret Night at the Cosmic Lounge: Free Time Man


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Free Time Man

This one's for all the haters who are out there saying that I’ve got,

Well, I‘ve not got much on, but you know I'm alright,

I’ve got stuff… I'm fine

Up in the morning, find a clean shirt,

cuppa hot slurry, out to work

Maintenance, that's the game I’m playing,

mediocrity that's how I'm swayin’

Keepin’ these facilities clean and right,

simulated dawn, simulated night

Things gumming up the works there in a flash,

recycle unit bust, you don’t need that

Detritus strewn all over this place,

here a leg, there a face

The body horror don’t bother me,

I'm here to do a job you see

You'd think that that would cause me woe

You’d think that would stem my flow

When it hits the fan, I've got my plan

I'm a free time man, watch me go

Put on a holovid and kick back

I’m a free time man

See a friend and have a bit of a laugh

I’m a free time man

Read a book, maybe a chapter or two

I’m a free time man

Travel round this station take in the view

I’m a free time man

Um, watch another holovid if there’s one

I’m a free time man

See a different friend, I hope that they’re fun

I’m a free time man

Oh no I’ve read this book before

I’m a free time man

They won’t let me travel to certain floors

I’m a free time man

Evening time in the Cosmic Lounge,

feeling good just got a round

There's this new cat at the table,

won't shut up, don't think he’s able

His monologue is upsetting the room,

talking ‘bout his love for a fish and a broom

The regulars they don’t like that,

Sweepy Anne’s still mourning her sprat

It’s my free time but just this once,

I’ll lent a hand to a needy dunce

Saying Harry's the name, lay it on me friend,

now stuck in a nightmare that’ll never end

I did what I now regret,

I talked him off his parapet

But he won't go,

Won't take no,

Ruin all my flow like a strait jacket

Stole all my holovids won't give them back

Former free time man

My friends now just point at me and laugh

Former free time man

No books for me, he burnt them too

Former free time man

Everywhere on this station he’s spoiling my view

Former free time man

It feels like I'm never alone

Former free time man

Except the 20 minutes he’s with his clone

Former free time man

He’s faked both of our deaths twice

Former free time man

Why is there no tool to reset my life?

Former free time man

So you see, like, to the haters, I’ve got, like, a lot on,

like you know, too much. I wish I could sort of drop,

drop one of the things. Anyway... yep


Dr. Beaver: Band Leader + Synths + Bass

JJ Perry: Additional Music, Production, Mixing and Mastering

Simon Plotkin: Vocals and Lyrics

Tim Meredith: Music and Lyrics

Special thanks to Amy Dickinson for advice and support.

“Free Time Man” is from the album “Cabaret Night at the Cosmic Lounge”. © Rusty Quill 2020

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