About Paychecks

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
-Dolly Parton

[Verse 1]

Everybody keeps on running from one place to the next, from sunrise till sundown and more
Chores, reports, conferences, pitches and meetings
Everyone is trying to climb the ladder as fast as they can, as if aiming for Mordor
Through critics, laughs, trips, falls and breakings

Growing up, they told us that school was our second home because of how much time we spend there, more time than in our real home
Bit by bit, university had replaced both, both home and  abroad
People in finance are hooked to both desk and story, with many an open tab on Google Chrome
And once the job is done, they press repeat; but for another story

[Bridge]

They tell us to do what we love, thinking this will make the work more bearable
But do they truly understand the consequences behind this fable?
When we are gone is when they will?

[Chorus]

We might be fighters,or  hard workers resilient and dedicated
But take head of the leaks and thorns that pave the way
Insignificant? So they may seem; but they do bring down the fort
As we come closer to becoming robots, hard-core  sway

Success and notoriety
Fame and peripheral glory
But the family, love, and friends- the support lost in your life wreck
Cannot be saved or recovered,by the size of your paycheck

[Verse 2]

Companies might not keep a log of the effort you put in for them
But your daughter will always remember that you saved her from drowning
Customers might not appreciate what you do for them
But your friend will always be thankful because you got them home after partying

Stereotypical success is measured with paychecks, money, titles and GMAT scores
True success is by  the smile we put on the ones we care about
Caring is not just by buying them things and numbingl their desires
But by being there whenever, wherever, all the time, every time

[Chorus]

We might be fighters,or  hard workers resilient and dedicated
But take head of the leaks and thorns that pave the way
Insignificant? So they may seem; but they do bring down the fort
As we come closer to becoming robots, hard-core  sway

Success and notoriety
Fame and peripheral glory
But the family, love, and friends- the support lost in your life wreck
Cannot be saved or recovered,by the size of your paycheck

[Outro]

There is no escape from the things we have done, from the hurt we have created
But life remains a marathon, not a one-mile track
Grades and paychecks will never make a good or successful person, for in the end they wither and decay
And if you think you are a bad person, ask your friends to send light to your broken heart, through the cracks

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