Tumble Out of Bed and Stumble to the Kitchen; Pour Myself a Cup of Ambition, And Yawn, and Stretch, and Try to Come to Life. Jump in the Shower, and the Blood Starts Pumping; Out On the Street, the Traffic Starts Jumping, With Folks Like Me On the Job From Nine to Five.
Chorus: 1,3,5. Nine to Five, What a Way to Make a Living; Barely Getting By,it's All Taking and no Giving. They Just Use Your Mind, and (Depending On Verse) "They Never Give You" Or "You Never Get The" Credit; It's Enough to Drive You Crazy, If You Let It.
Verse 2 They Let You Dream Just to Watch Them Shatter; You're Just a Step On the Boss Man's Ladder, But You've Got Dreams He'll Never Take Away. In the Same Boat With a Lot of Your Friends; Waitin' For the Day Your Ship'll Come In, And the Tide's Gonna Turn, and It's All Gonna Roll Your Way.
Chorus: 2 Nine to Five, For Service and Devotion; You Would Think That I Would Deserve a Fair Promotion; Want to Move Ahead, But the Boss Won't Seem to Let Me. I Swear Some-times, That Man Is Out to Get Me.
Chorus: 4,6. Nine to Five, They've Got You Where They Want You; There's a Better Life, and You Dream About It, Don't You? It's a Rich Man's Game, no Matter What They Call It; And You Spend Your Life Putting Money in His Pocket.