An old man
Old Man Dan now
No longer full of spitfire I am?
Nap-time in the afternoons, sure
I don't push to become a sprawling success
I didn't work like a dog to become one either
Dogs like naps in the afternoons
Mostly, I feel bad for those that did bark and bite all day
And still didn't get anywhere out of the doghouse or rat-race
Compared to simple animals - barely a brain among them
Hard times to put all that energy into nothing
For a slim to none chance at making the headlines
At least I've seen past the bullshit that is advertising
"Work Hard Play Hard"
"Do it For the Culture"
"40 Hours a Week"
"Real Men Put in Work"
There's this macho mentality that working til death is a good thing
I guess I'm not 'man enough' to die
Oh wait, I have a penis
I guess I am 'man enough' to tell those people they have no lives to lead anyway
But guess what? I do
I'm nice, just not to those that live as cavemen and Neanderthals
I know what I have to do
I know what I have to feel
I know what I have to take
That power and throw it back at them
And it's because I'm 40 years old
And I'm still mad
I still have anger coursing thru me
It'll never go away
And I still have to deal with everybody and their moron dad
Being idiots in the workplace
I'm not putting up with bullshit
I see old-school values held onto
As if there's really value in traditional
I have to tear it all down and destroy it all
And I have to do it because I have to fight
One man versus everybody
Because I am angry and I am all the time irritated
I don't know anybody that isn't in pain regularly
Yet, all I hear is low-key complaining
As I'm doing right now.