Sandman: "Work on your publications, slacker."

Posted by September Blue Saturday, 2 February 2008

Mr Sandman, bring me a dream
Some sweet department, a good salary scheme,
Give them a vacancy for a Lecturer A,
And put it up on jobs.ac.uk
Sandman, I'm so alone,
Don't have no office to call my own,
Please turn on your magic beam
And Mr Sandman, bring me a dream

Mr Sandman, bring me a dream
With the cutest teaching load that I've ever seen,
Give them my word that I'm not a rover,
And tell them that their lengthy search is over
Sandman, I'm so damn broke
My overdraft has gone beyond a joke,
We're two months past the RAE,
So Mr Sandman, melt that hiring freeze

Mr Sandman, bring us a dream,
We can't live forever on toast and baked beans,
We'll publish like rabbits, we'll teach Lacan to yobs,
We'll even move to London if you'll give us a job
Mr Sandman, tell us you don't agree
That we've remortgaged our lives for a useless degree,
And boost our flagging self-esteeeeeeeeeem
Mr Sandman, bring us,
Please, please, please,
Mr Sandman, bring us a dream.

[The original, of course...]

4 comments

  1. francofou Says:
  2. Sh-boom!
    I didn't realize that you were past retirement age.

     
  3. Laz Says:
  4. Francofou, you forget Septy is of the Back to the Future Generation ;-)

     
  5. I was in love with Marty McFly like the rest of us. (But where's my hoverboard? Shouldn't we all have hoverboards by now?)

    Re: music... well, I can't spend all my time with overly wordy indie angst. (Try though I might.)

     
  6. francofou Says:
  7. Francofou, you forget Septy is of the Back to the Future Generation

    Maybe, but this is ridiculous.

    Next, we'll hear about Somethin' Smith and the Redheads or Acker Bilk.