Today's song is due to some Orzhovish influence.
At the end of the day you're another day older
And that's all you can say for the life of the poor
It's a struggle, it's a war
And there's nothing that anyone's giving
One more day standing about, what is it for?
One day less to be living.
At the end of the day you're another day colder
And the shirt on your back doesn't keep out the chill
And the righteous hurry past
They don't hear the little ones crying
And the winter is coming on fast, ready to kill
One day nearer to dying!
At the end of the day there's another day dawning
And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise
Like the waves crash on the sand
Like a storm that'll break any second
There's a hunger in the land
There's a reckoning still to be reckoned and
There's gonna be hell to pay
At the end of the day!
At the end of the day you get nothing for nothing
Sitting flat on your butt doesn't buy any bread
There are children back at home
[WORKERS ONE AND TWO]
And the children have got to be fed
And you're lucky to be in a job
And in a bed!
And we're counting our blessings!
Taken from Les Miserables, the musical.
Funny how the situation doesn't really change much then and now. When we come out into the working world, it's:
Lovely quote by OPL.
Of course, that's how the world works, hor? If no one works, we won't have our char kuey teow or our nasi lemak, our garbage cans will overflow, there'll be nothing to watch on telly, radio got nothing to listen...and this is on the everyday small things level.
If only work was fun, and was rewarding. Yeah sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's rewarding. But not all times. I went for a company dinner, and they had this bit to acknowledge staff that has stayed with the company for donkey years (well, actually over ten years). What did they get? Cash? Pittance. A nice plaque. Back to work, now.
We're not gonna spend our entire life seeing other people making profits out of our work and us only getting a bite of it. We wanna see ourself in a place where we work when we want to and enjoy it without suffering. And we're not talking about doing anything like be a lovely lady.
Who will join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?