Quarter Life Poetry on Surviving the Office – Circle Back (Official Music Video)


(bright music) ♪ ♪ ♪ This one is for the ladies
on the nine to five grind ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Corporate bullshit,
nod and smile real wide ♪ ♪ Swallowing our deep pride,
dying on the inside ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Open office heating,
so defeating ♪ ♪ Got nowhere to hide ♪ ♪ Nowhere to hide,
nowhere to hide ♪ ♪ Nowhere to hide ♪ ♪ Nowhere to hide ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Aside from the bathroom
down the hall ♪ ♪ With the three stalls ♪ ♪ Gotta poop or cry ♪ ♪ Keep it quiet,
it’s got thin walls ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Suck it up and stand tall ♪ ♪ Looking like a bank fall ♪ ♪ Never show emotion
in the open or in mid-fall ♪ ♪ Then when a work lurks up ♪ ♪ And a fat stack
starts working up ♪ ♪ Like we gonna get
a heart attack ♪ ♪ Freaking and we thinking ♪ ♪ That we never gonna
finish that ♪ Breathe a minute.
Relax. Say the magic words: you need to take a beat,
and then you’ll circle back. (drumbeat) ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat ♪ ♪ And circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ Take a beat, take a beat ♪ ♪ Take a beat,
take a beat ♪ ♪ Take a beat
and circle back♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Run it up the flagpole,
jamming fast and furious ♪ ♪ Disrupt, update,
pick it up and run with it ♪ ♪ Loop me in, win, win ♪ ♪ Please advise, ASAP,
move the needle ♪ ♪ Drill down,
amplifying inbound ♪ ♪ All the bitches talking
in the jargon ♪ ♪ Of that work trap ♪ Ha. Hard fact: I’m all up
on the free snacks. -(wrapper rips)
-(microwave door clicks) (microwave beeps) ♪ Apple, Nature Valley bar,
M&M, and Tic Tacs ♪ ♪ Huffing caffeine
like a fiend ♪ ♪ Drugging on crack,
chugging LaCroix ♪ ♪ Like a frat with a 12-pack ♪ ♪ Sugar withdrawal make me
crash and I delve back ♪ ♪ To the sad fact
that I’m mad trapped ♪ ♪ But I could never quit,
because I’m cash-strapped ♪ Where’d you get that? Love the fabric,
it’s super soft. ♪ Oh, my God, you like it,
it’s half-off ♪ ♪ At Ann Taylor LOFT ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
get our getup ♪ ♪ At Ann Taylor LOFT ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat ♪ ♪ And circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ Take a beat, take a beat ♪ -♪ Take a…♪
-Hey. Can you sign this card
real quick? Oh, yeah. ♪ It’s a card for Wendy.
It’s her birthday ♪ ♪ She still came in early,
’cause it’s Thursday ♪ ♪ Later, we’ll surprise her
with a sheet cake ♪ ♪ Maybe that’ll placate
the sinking, empty feeling ♪ ♪ That she’ll deal with
when she works late ♪ ALL: Yay ♪ Time for a meeting,
none of us are reading ♪ ♪ The same old PowerPoint ♪ ♪ Everybody’s waiting for Dave
up in this joint ♪ ♪ Been like 20 minutes
of small talk to this point ♪ Should we loop in Carol
in Miami? She might wanna listen in. ♪ It’s another 20 minutes
till Carol gets dialed in ♪ ♪ Dave arrives, we begin ♪ (female voice)
Carol, can you hear us? We lost Carol. CAROL: Hey, I’m here,
but everything is static. I’m not hearing anyone clear. Maybe we should get IT. SINGER: No one hears her
except Ben sitting near her. (deep female voice)
Maybe we should get IT. DAVE (female voice):
Smart idea, Ben. Always thinking. That’s the problem-solving
attitude we all should be bringing. Katie, can you ping IT? -But I just said–sure.
-DAVE (female voice): Great. While we wait,
I just wanna say let’s have a group check-in
at the end of the day. What the fuck, Dave? So we’re sitting in
a pre-meeting for another meeting? Are you insane? (laughs)
I don’t say that. ♪ I smile and I nod ♪ ♪ And I nibble on
the free snacks ♪ ♪ Time is a flat circle ♪ ♪ And my purpose is
to circle back ♪ ♪ Circle back, circle back,
circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat ♪ ♪ And circle back ♪ ♪ All the working bitches
take a beat and circle back ♪ ♪ Take a beat, take a beat ♪ ♪ Take a beat,
take a beat ♪ ♪ Take a beat
and circle back ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Finally, I’m home,
safe from the bullshit ♪ ♪ Brain feel like dough,
mushy from the work shit ♪ ♪ Knocking out my show,
pinning on my Pinterest ♪ ♪ Braless, candlelit,
bean dip, wine sip ♪ (phone buzzing) ♪ What the fuck is all this ♪ ♪ “Reply ASAP
and include list ♪ ♪ “Looping in Luke
when I get this ♪ ♪ “Take a little look
and approve this ♪ ♪ Integrate, innovate,
cultivate, Ideate, ban” ♪ But fuck this shit,
I can’t escape it ♪ (inhales sharply) Hold up.
Wait a minute. ♪ When I feel that rage,
take a page ♪ ♪ From my working bitches ♪ ♪ Relax, breathe a minute ♪ ♪ Stick ’em with
that life hack ♪ ♪ Write those little
magic words ♪ I need to take a beat
and then I’ll circle back. ♪ ♪

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