Lip Service — well, that’s all you’ll ever get from me
Well, how could you believe I’ll take you seriously?
With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage
Just remember you’ll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage
Elvis Costello in “Cheap Reward,” from the rerelease of his album, My Aim is True. The lyrics are reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.” Here’s a video of Costello performing “Cheap Reward” with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report.
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