Time & Energy

Patrick Cannell 2007

Johnny was a bedroom dreamer, a casual Napoleon.
His head was full of ideas but he never really got it on.
He pondered the physical problems and differential calculus
But he wouldn't lift his little finger, he was a bone idle genius.
But then one day his old man said,

"Sitting on your arse will get you nowhere,
Sitting on your arse will get you no reward.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free. Oh no.
You don't get nothing for free."

Johnny got down to some research and he saw what no one else had seen.
He shimmied to the patent office and got published in a magazine.
Now all the cute chicks up in Stockholm couldn't keep their hands off
his Nobel prize
And when he thought about his old man, the tears formed in his eyes
'Cause he was right when he said,

"Sitting on your arse will get you nowhere,
Sitting on your arse will get you no reward.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free. Oh no.
You don't get nothing for free."

If you've got the energy I'll give you my time for free.

Sitting on your arse will get you nowhere,
Sitting on your arse will get you no reward.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free.
You have to give time and energy
Because you don't get nothing for free. Oh no.
You don't get nothing for free. Oh no.
You don't get nothing for free.