Life's Work

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lyrics

It's hard to grasp sometimes
That someone can tell you your life is about to be altered, and then everything changes
It's crazy, right
This one goes out to everyone who's taken something unexpected, and turned it around
Life's work

The greatest minds of our time, begin a new flight
Consider them as geniuses in their own right, that's right
Intelligent, innovative, running up the score
The best co-workers that anyone could ask for
Walking with escorts, leaving the office
Arms holding cardboard, lives in those boxes
Rewind a few hours they were pushing code to test
A few minutes back they were cleaning out their desks
Tony was furious, and ripping out the fixtures
They pushed him out the door didn't let him get his pictures
Nick was in shock, the news just hit him
Eyes in a daze as he turned off his system
Justin was calm 'cause he knew they'd find work
And this was the bottom so it wouldn't get worse
Lets out a sigh, thoughts on his mind
As he logged himself out for the very last time

Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Be prepared when you're put to the test
Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest
Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Never know what you'll get
Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest

Fast forward three months, life's no joy
Both Tony and Justin are still unemployed
Craigslist, LinkedIn, nothing there to offer
Tired of the same old postings on Monster
They'd had a few interviews, nothing that would fly
Employers see their resumes and say they're overqualified
Nick's got a job, but he's way underpaid
As a help desk tech for a help desk wage
At home every day, Tony's writing code
Cause exploits pay, but their debt still grows
Check this post, a high price quote
With a backdoor wanted for an app that they wrote
Justin's unsure, Nick moves ahead
Cause his boss just wrote him up for browsing the web
Surprised to connect to the CVS box
It had been three months and they hadn't been blocked
Still had to login, which ended up a task
Trying all the usernames and passwords they had
Maybe they forgot to go and change one or something
All accounts locked out, except one of Justin's

Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Be prepared when you're put to the test
Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest
Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Never know what you'll get
Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest

Justin came around, he knew they could hack it
Fired up a sniffer and they're capturing the packets
Man in the middle, watching conversations
Came across the CEO's banking information
Cron job set for the end of next week
That would send all the money to a bank overseas
The funds would be secure in an account offshore
And there's no extradition laws out of Singapore
Turning it around they were going there to stay
With their severance pay bought tickets one way
Packed their whole lives into one bag each
Cause if you go to jail that's all that you need
The whole flight dragged as they all felt nauseous
Nervous, fatigued, can't sleep but exhausted
Barely cleared customs, they all said thanks
Hopped on the train went straight to the bank
Just as expected they had the right amount
Balances withdrawn as they closed the account
Tried playing hardball my friends played tougher
I'm flying out to see them for a visit this summer

Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Be prepared when you're put to the test
Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest
Here we go, no telling what's next
Life's up and down, never know what you'll get
Never know what you'll get
Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest

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from Next Level, released July 31, 2009

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Rapper int eighty and producer c64 are Dual Core. International hip hop duo.

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