THE GREASY POLE

I’ve tried so hard but I can’t get a break
And all I want is a piece of the cake
Go twelve steps forward and thirteen steps back
Pack up my troubles in a black rubbish sack
Just give me time - just give me time

The years are passing; it seems time goes so fast
Slipping and sliding then I fall on my ass
See all the monkeys who live in the zoo
Throw the banana skin under my shoe
Just give me time - just give me time

Sliding down the greasy pole
Can’t get a grip - can’t get a hold
Sliding down the greasy pole
Give me a shovel and I’ll dig my own hole

Solo

The water is rising it’s up to my neck
My ship is sinking as I stand on the deck
Things must get better ‘cos they can’t get no worse
A new life jacket and the damn thing has burst
Just give me time - just give me time
Just give me time - just give me time

Sliding down the greasy pole
Can’t get a grip - can’t get a hold
Sliding down the greasy pole
Give me a shovel and I’ll dig my own hole