Retirement Lyrics

Kaiser Chiefs


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Nicholas Baines, James Rix, Andrew Robert White
album: Track 13 in album Yours Truly, Angry Mob
release date: 2007-2-23
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length: 3:54
mix: Stephen Street, Cenzo Townshend
producer: Stephen Street
recording: Tom Stanley, Cenzo Townshend
assistant recording: Alex Mackenzie
composer: Nick Baines, Nick Hodgson, Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix
lyricist: Andrew White, Ricky Wilson, Nick Hodgson, Simon Rix, Nick Baines

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There are many things that I would be proud of
If I'd only invented them such as the wheel
The washing machine and the tumble dryer
On these inventions
Surely I could retire

I want to retire, no longer required
I want to get by without the man on my back
A tear in my eye with a heart full of pride
I must go out on a high
And tell nobody why

There are many things that I know I could do
If I'd only had wanted to such as create
The perfect tone that everyone would admire
On this creation
Surely I could retire

I want to retire, no longer required
I want to get by without the man on my back
A tear in my eye with a heart full of pride
I must go out on a high
And not to answer to why
I want to retire
Inform the suppliers
I'll leave the party in style
I'm not to be carried out
Without a cloud in the sky
I've got my fingers in pies
A golden watch in my side
Will measure my free time

Now my place in history is surely assured
I will be remembered here forever more
A brand new product in place and a potential buyer
Upon this next transaction surely I could retire

I want to retire, no longer required
I want to get by without the man on my back
A tear in my eye with a heart full of pride
I must go out on a high
And not to answer to why
I want to retire
Inform the suppliers
I'll leave the party in style
I'm not to be carried out
Without a cloud in the sky
I've got my fingers in pies
A golden watch in my side
Will measure my free time

Track Listing

  • 1 Ruby
  • 2 The Angry Mob
  • 3 Heat Dies Down
  • 4 Highroyds
  • 5 Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)
  • 6 Thank You Very Much
  • 7 I Can Do It Without You
  • 8 My Kind of Guy
  • 9 Everything Is Average Nowadays
  • 10 Boxing Champ
  • 11 Learnt My Lesson Well
  • 12 Try Your Best
  • 13 Retirement