Unplug

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This one
This one is for all of my programmers out there
All of the developers who push through the extra hours to meet the deadline
The security researchers who work the extra shifts on the pentest
Those that can't get away and have nothing to get away to

Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
Need to unplug but you're still online
And you've gotta pay the bills every month on time
Want all the hours? You can have them all, fine
This is my life, so make it all mine

It's a road to success, no shortcut for steps
Instead, it's just another long day ahead
But I've gotta do well, stand out, achieve
First person in, last one to leave
Time doesn't matter, nothing comes for free
Scattered, I'm climbing that ladder to succeeed
Factors that change, reacting with the speed
Capture that flag, I'm running with the lead
After the fact, they didn't get the message
Pushing new changes in 11th hour sessions
Eat in my cube, breathe in my cube
Log a full day, fall asleep in my cube
I'm a laborer, worker, nothing like royal
Please, my desk lamp burns midnight oil
Crush 11 hours and working 7 days
Scratching for promotions, scraping for a raise

Now you see what I'm talking about
Trust me, I feel for you. We've all been there
It's like, work is just more work
And there's no end to it
There's not even a break

Bus ride home, I'm just another commoner
Embraced every night by the glow of my monitors
Can't keep a pet like a house cat or lap dog
Only thing sitting on my couch is a laptop
No family around, no cousins or brothers
No girlfriends, no significant other
Alone all the time even when I'm not supposed to be
Alone in my apartment, shopping for groceries
Alone out in public so nobody notice me
Alone and closed out but I can talk about it openly
Tried to meet people, it's so much guesswork
Gym memberships, online social networks
Community service, or drinks with the team
The bars and the dance clubs just weren't my scene
Nothing feels right, I don't know what it means
So I'm back in the office in front of my screen

Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
Need to unplug but you're still online
And you've gotta pay the bills every month on time
Want all the hours? You can have them all, fine
This is my life, so make it all mine

Down to a science, the point I've almost mastered it
Such a vicious cycle, can you see the pattern yet
No free minutes when I'm always working overtime
No I go and try but my life is broke and polarized
Work more and more, it's less time to socialize
And that's just a gamble, so why try and roll the dice
Either in the office or by myself at home at night
Plus I stopped believing there's no reason keeping hope alive
Now you see there's never time face to face
Always spending hours writing queries for a database
Or code for a feature, something last-minute
Where does free time begin if work doesn't finish
Running out of time making hours want to stay
There's just 24 a day and I give them all away
This is just temporary, that's what they all say
Never gonna change, forever the same, always

Unplug, unplug, you just need to unplug
Unplug, unplug, all work and no play makes a dull boy
Unplug, unplug, we just need to unplug
Unplug, unplug, all work and no play makes a dull boy

Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
Need to unplug but you're still online
And you've gotta pay the bills every month on time
Want all the hours? You can have them all, fine
This is my life, so make it all mine
Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
Need to unplug but you're still online
And you've gotta pay the bills every month on time
Want all the hours? You can have them all, fine
This is my life, so make it all mine
Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
All work and no play makes a dull boy
Signed the first line, it was just nine to five
Quickly realized it became nine to nine
Twenty-four-seven-three-sixty-five
A process that separated me from my life
Need to unplug but you're still online
And you've gotta pay the bills every month on time

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from Lost Reality, released April 5, 2008

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

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