Pressing the accelerator

 Flying into Melbourne 
 On a private jet
 Bouncing off ideas
 With the business jet set
 Closing every deal
 No matter what it takes
 Ethical or shonky
 As long as the world quakes
 Driven by ambition
 Minister or CEO
 Really only two choices 
 About which way to go
 Pressing the accelerator 
 When I should have touched the brake
 How fast am I going to go
 How much more can I take
 Slamming down the spirits
 Soaking up the wine
 Things are a little beery
 But everything will work out fine
 Climbing the hardest rock face
 Dodging the greatest fall
 Pushing to the limit
 And giving it my all
 Burning the midnight oil
 Up until all hours
 Burning both ends of candles
 To see how much time devours
 Shooting a little heroin
 For all the joy it brings
 Snorting a little cocaine
 It’s coke that makes me zing
 Then I lost my partner
 I leaned on her I admit
 Then I lost my friends
 Who won’t see me in a fit
 Wondering why I need her
 Wondering why I need it
 Wondering who l am
 Any why I’m called a shit
 A few dodgy deals later
 I’m sure that I’ll be rich
 But a punch up with a waiter
 Left me in a legal stitch
 I crashed the car last Wednesday
 Into six or so I’m told
 Realised I couldn’t pay
 Forgot insurance in the cold 
 Sick with hepatitis
 Broke from drugs and booze
 Living the high life baby
 Sure can make you lose
 Eating throwing up
 Hearing voices in my head
 Where are my friends and family
 I might be better off dead
 Claiming every benefit 
 Sponging every favour
 Grabbing every freebie
 Before my resolve wavers
 Sitting on this pavement
 Holding up my sign
 I didn’t plan to be here
 It just came in time


Be your own measure of success. Do not accept it being imposed upon you. Examine the reasons for your decision making with a view to determining where your decisions come from. Those arising from necessity must necessarily be actioned. However, those arising from other forms of external pressure may be either unnecessary, misdirected, inappropriate or appropriate. You should be the one to determine which. To understand the motives of everyone involved and how they influence you, take the time to ask yourself, “What is really happening here?”