Alex Boyd - The Bastard Had It Coming

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The only real inside joke that I can divulge is that my favorite last day of work song is 'Olney" by Johnny Cash. So when I call my boss Olney in the song, I'm referring to that song. I wanted to make some reference to that song in this song so that's how I did it.

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been pushing all these boxes everyday my whole life
put 2 kids through high school paid the bills of my wife
that bastard boss of mine has caused me so much pain and strife
on the day that I retire I'll say olney good bye and good night

I'll take an open hand
and slap him across his face
that's for all the years
of making me feel a disgrace

in the view of my co-workers there's no growning
cause everybody knows that the bastard had it coming

he wrote me up so many times for being a minute late
when i missed work cause of sick kids he said my excuse wasn't great
never got a weeks vacation couldn't afford to go on a date
on the day that I retire i'll say olney you've sealed your fate

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the cops have come and dragged my sorry ass to jail
it has all been worth it cause he made my life hell
in a day or two i'll be out and won't have to deal with him anymore
i'll finish my life happy knowing i got one good swing
out the door

chorus (but now in past tense)

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from SpinTunes #5: Round 1, released July 2, 2012

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