Stop the World

Michael Cannon – Stop the World © 2012

You just can’t make your own decisions.
Not your fault it’s someone else.
Your mum, your dad – head on the TV.
Pass the buck just don’t blame …

You’re selfish, arrogant and you don’t care.
Stop the world and let me …

Your offspring are so precious you don’t care,
they run amok but do no wrong.
Dare we suggest supervision?
Respect is just a dirty word.

You’re selfish, arrogant and you don’t care.
You hide behind your right to be,
say or do whatever you think’s fine.
Stop the world and let me …

You drive your car as if it is your road.
No matter what, I’m in your way.
Hey, I’m not centering ’round your universe (why’s that?).
’Cause I’ve got one of my own.

Yes I have, so bugger off.

We need to change, let’s have a meeting –
better still we might have three.
Brainstorming? Think tank? Tabled strategy?
Send out a memo, file it away.

We’re selfish, arrogant and we don’t care.
Friction is tranquility.
We live by inconsideration.
Stop the world and let me …
(Stop the world and let him off).
Stop the world and let me …
(Stop the world and let him off).
Stop the world and let me off.

(SPOKEN)
Aces in their places fellow BisDevs, we need a paradigm shift
and operationalise so we can get everyone out of the box,
on to the floor and into the fire.
To best circle the wagons (what is he talking about?) so we can stir fry in an ideas-wok,
we need an off-site communal thought-shower.
Melbourne? Sydney? A Shangri-la in Ibiza sounds the go, yeah?
Whiteboard the change-agents and leverage our core competencies?
(tosser) Sure!
We can inventivise, accentivise, componentise, commoditise,
integrationalise … misrepresentivise?
What – (Right, that’s it) there’s an elephant in the room?

(Let me off).