LYRICS

The Ladder
 

Never mind me while I steal your shit
While I stab your back
And I smile wide
Never mind me while I cut your throat
And I take your pride for my trophy case


Enslaved, ungrateful, and happy as can be
I'm climbing up the ladder, and you can't stop me


Money in my fucking hand
Power in my fucking head


Excess is my god
And damaged is my self-respect
I'm working just to fill a hole that only I have left
My ego is my joy
And perfect is my dialect
To speak the corporate language that these pricks all want to hear


Money in my fucking hand
Power in my fucking head


Betraying a trust for a tiny reward
The carrot is dangling in front of my face
I will sell you out to any bidder that gives me a taste
Operating under the guise of a friend
A two-faced fuck is what I am
This chosen duplicity is justified just to go up a rung


I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder, and I'm happy as can be
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder, and you can't stop me


I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder, and I'm happy as can be
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder
I'm climbing up the ladder, and you can't stop me


© Austin Taft.  Published by Timewave Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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