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Nine to Five
Dolly Parton

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

Workin' 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 they never give you
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

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 sometimes that man is out to get me
Mmmm....

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

Workin' 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 you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

Nine to five, well, 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

Nine to five, oh what a way to make a living
Barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving
They just use your mind and they'll never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

Nine to five, well 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 wallet

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Fun Facts from IMDb.com:

* In the middle of the film, Dolly and her colleagues send a nosy secretary to the Aspen Language Center in Colorado, to learn French. The particular TWA 747 shown in the film later was used in reality on the ill-fated flight of TWA 800, which exploded off of Long Island, NY

* Violet's fantasy refers to Disney characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (including Violet herself as Snow White), Bambi and Robin Hood. Plans for a sequel were considered throughout the 1980s, but no storyline was ever settled upon.

* This was Dolly Parton's first film. In preparation for her role as Doralee Rhodes, she not only committed to memory her own part, but the parts of every other actor in the film.

* In an interview with Isaac Mizrahi, Dolly Parton states that when she wrote the song, she used her long acrylic nails to create the beat to the 'theme' song.

Quotes:

[Judy's fantasy - she's a big game hunter and Hart is the prey]
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: Judy, do you realize there are people trying to kill me out there? Why would anyone want to kill me? I'm not such a bad guy.
Judy: You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: So I have a few faults; who doesn't?
Judy: You're foul, Hart. A wart on the nose of humanity and I'm going to blast it off. [she points her shotgun at him]
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: Oh, God. You're just as crazy as the rest of them.
Judy: Goodbye boss man. It's quittin' time.

[Violet's fantasy - she's Snow White, complete with Disney-animated creatures, and Hart is the villain]
Violet: Your coffee, Mr. Hart [Hart drinks the coffee, steam comes from his ears, he screams and his head spins around on his neck]
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: I think there was something in that coffee.
Violet: I think you're right.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: I think it was poison.
Violet: Right again.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: I think you did it.
[singing] Violet: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: Why?
Violet: Why do you think?
Franklin M. Hart Jr.: Because I'm a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot?
Violet: Bingo.

[Doralee's fantasy - she is a rodeo competitor and the boss is her target]
[voiceover] Rodeo Announcer: The pen is open and that's a mean-looking bronc. Our next contender is Miss Doralee Rhodes. Let's see how long it takes her to hogtie this sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. Whoa. She's already got him. And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, five seconds for Miss Doralee Rhodes.

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