Girl Pool is written in response to Chapter 17 of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.
The names of real secretaries were used in the making of this song.
They take dictation in the girl pool.
They say that Satan has a girl pool.
Lots of denial in the girl pool.
Just show up and smile in the girl pool.
They say you can adjust to those dark conditions.
Just do what you’re told and take what you’re given.
But the chocolates never make you quite numb
enough not to feel it when they treat you like you’re dumb.
The devil is assisted by god-loving girls in the girl pool.
The Devil is assisted by girls who love god and Christmas,
singing sweetly about Jesus just once a year.
But is it evil to help evil when you can’t understand what you hear?
Whether it’s futures or derivatives.
We don’t really give a darn, what it is.
Phyllis Junick, Margaret Langan, Jeanine Diorio
Gail Malone Sharon Murphy. Trisha Balsamello
Virginia Foley, Joanie O’Neill, Donna Ingargiola Mustafa and me.
God bless us all and have mercy on our souls.
We of the girl pool.
Evil, it pays the rent,
but you pay in boredom and time spent
laughing at jokes you don’t think are funny.
That’s the price you pay for the money
in the girl pool.
from Dong Peh
released February 14, 2015
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