Ambition words and music by Tom Hambleton

When I was a little boy my friends and I would sit around,
And talk of what we want to be.
My friend Petey was a guy who really set his sights high,
He wants to be a fire chief.
Sally wants to be a doctor, Bobby wants to be a cop,
Stevie wants to be on TV.
They have ambition far beyond their means.

All these childhood dreams are fine,
But will they all come true in time
Or remain in the realm of dreams?
When I'd tell of my intent, the job for which I was meant,
My friends all make fun of me,
"Be a lawyer, be a cop, an astronaut, or famous doc,
The coach of a football team!"
They have ambition far beyond their means.

Host a dream and realize it.
Pick some reason to open your eyes and sing out proudly.
I just want to be a temporary!
I just want to be a temporary!
I just want to be a temp!

'Cause when the day comes I leap from my bed
Anticipating the job ahead.
Then the phone rings, it's a call from the agency
To convey the clerical emergency.
They need a top notch temporary.
I'm just a market place mercenary.

I respond to the Heracleitean flux of the corporate world.
You can't step into the same dream twice.
No you can't step into the same dream twice.
That's why I cherish my moment, I relish my life.
I gotta robust sense of remedial reality.

Whether stuffing envelopes, entering data,
Filing reports, it doesn't matter.
'Cause I am what I am, the others are in tatters.
My life is between work and adventure.
I just want to be a temporary,
I just want to be a temporary,
I just want to be a temp.

'Cause it's all the work for half the...
All the work for half the...
All the work for half the pay!

©1995 Auto Order Music (BMI)

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