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Song a week 0 - The Beginning

Inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s thing a week project, I am going to write, record and publish a song a week on this blog for the next 52 weeks. I will call this project “Song a week”. I want to write songs more regularly and this seems like a hard but doable project to take on for the next 12 months.

All of the songs will be released for free on this blog with Creative Commons licensing and if there is enough interest, a weekly podcast.

I have no quality rules for myself when writing and recording these songs, just a weekly deadline of Friday 5PM NZ time (+12 GMT).

The first song should be going up in about 7 hours.

Song a week 1: James (Everybody’s Favourite Office Superhero)

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Well here’s the first song for song a week. Hope you enjoy it.

James wakes up in the morning, gotta be leaving
He takes a packed lunch he made last evening
First car to arrive at 7:28
Half an hour early and it just another day at the office
Spins a yarn to the purchasing arm of a global corporation
Then sends a sitewide email, with an article about cooperation

James everybody’s favourite office superhero
James he always makes his targets for the quarter
He’s the first one to get to the meeting and the last one to leave in the evening
It’s not easy being James everybody’s favourite office superhero

Its Cindy’s birthday and he brought her a cake
He takes it to reception at morning break
Another round of calls and its time for lunch
He pops a couple pills to take things down a notch

James everybody’s favourite office superhero
James he always makes his targets for the quarter
He’s the first one to get to the meeting and the last one to leave in the evening
It’s not easy being James everybody’s favourite office superhero

The pressures building he can’t meet the expectations
He set for himself, but he needs the admiration
He picks up the phone to call his wife
Leave dinner in the fridge, I might not be coming home tonight

James everybody’s favourite office superhero
James he always makes his targets for the quarter
He’s the first one to get to the meeting and the last one to leave in the evening
It’s not easy being James everybody’s favourite office superhero