Top of the Corporate Ladder

from by Scott Steven Erickson

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You’re climbing up that ladder, so high into the sky.
You’re climbing up that ladder, to reach all your dreams!
You close your eyes, hold your breath.
At the top of that ladder, you see the stars up high,
but that ladder is not all that it seems.

You’ve climbed that corporate ladder so high into the sky,
that you can no longer see the world.
So all you see are clouds - mirages pass you by -
no perception of things down below unfurling.

It’s lonely on that ladder, up in the stratosphere.
Your only company’s birds, and CEOs.
But neither is much company – they either squawk or have no souls.
They’ve sold out all their dreams, and oh, it shows!

So you close your eyes, hold your breath.
Close your eyes, hold your breath.

You can no longer relate to the people down below –
not even your own cherished one and kids.
You thought that you’d be happy once you made it to the top -
not remorseful for the heartless things you did.

So now, you weigh your options – is it too late to climb down?
Or keep on climbing, infinitely up?!
Since neither seems appealing, and you’re just a big coward,
you close your eyes, hold your breath.
Hold your eyes, close your breath.
Close your eyes, hold your breath…

and jump.

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from Cobwebs & Constellations, released March 14, 2012

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Scott Steven Erickson Olympia, Washington

A skeptical iconoclast who tries to shake up regressive paradigms with his weird and wacky songwriting.

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