'When There's A Deadline Involved' (retired song)

When There's A Deadline Involved   'When There's A Deadline Involved' [retired song]                                   to Words & Music
    Key: A-minor - BPM: 160 - 2min 21 - Chorus, Sam, Roy, Worker1


It starts with a man and a crazy idea.
It's still half-baked and a bit cavalier.
His boss sees a chance to advance his career
And wins the accord of the board.

The project is on but the budget's slim
And the hunt is on for an acronym.
We hire some consultants in the interim
To help us dream up a name.

A manager's assigned he's a real boy-scout
And takes the team on a team day out.
He talks of the swing and the roundabout.
We all get a cap and a pen.

    When there's a deadline involved,
    When there's a deadline involved,
    No time for breath, it's like life and death and
    Problems just have to be solved.
    Resolved... (if only we all pull together)
    There'll be a horsewhipping if we end up slipping
    When there's a deadline involved.

Design is gets going but it must be quick
And the coders are coding at quite a lick.
And each man's racing like a lunatic
‘Cause we can’t be late for the date.

The days race by and the nights are few,
And most of us work through the weekends too.
The team say the timescale needs review,
But the boss says it still can be done.

So we skip the testing which helps a lot,
And some functionality just gets the chop.
The users seem happy 'cause they've lost the plot.
The support team'll clean up the mess.


So the project is over we can celebrate.
We hit the budget and we hit the date.
We are the people that made Britain Great.
All praise to our great project team.

© M Day 25-Oct-2006

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