factory lyrics – wall of voodoo

now i know i had something to say
but the problem is to say something, uh, you gotta say it
and i still don’t remember a thing
since that funny gas came out of that pipe next to me
i guess they didn’t ok it
now i remember, did i tell ya? cut my thumb off at the knuckle on a broken band saw
didn’t see the belt buckle of the blade slip
and i remember when the doctor did it up with a st*tch
funny thing, still got a scratch that i can’t itch where my thumb was

and i’ve brought the same piece of chicken in a bag to work everyday
for the last twenty years or so
and i really don’t mind work *ssembly line,
got an intercom blasting the news and the latest on the baseball scores
and come around every friday when i get a paycheck
i take the same road home that i come to work on, heck it’s a living

and i’ve got another factory back home
i got a barbeque, pink mustang, fender’s chrome
and at nine o’ clock i sit there in my chair
and i don’t know why i lose my hair

and then i go to
and then i go to
and then i go to sleep

well i like to know what i’m doing when i do it
and i do what i’m doing cause i don’t know what to do
when i’m not doing it
sometimes i remember as a boy my father told me
i could grow up to be anything
i really wanted to be anything

and everyday at lunch i still look for my lost digit
still got that funny scratch
so maybe when i find it i can itch it
and i got a little rubber pool in the backyard
for the kids to wade in
and i… i…i… i, i, i

i’ve got another factory back home
got a barbeque, pink mustang, fender’s chrome
and at nine o’ clock i’m in my chair sat down
just lately when my wife talks back to me, i slap her around

then i go to
then i go to
then i go to sleep

whoa, oh, oh
whoa, oh, oh

/ wall of voodoo lyrics