Pencil Pusher Man feat. Reinhart Rymhard & Jerome Rex

from The Seedling (Deluxe Version) by Fruit Vendor

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I wonder everyday if it really is so worth it
Pencil Pusher Man with the need to be perfect
Birthed with the permit to be learned
And work every single day ‘til my fingernails burn it
Turn it out, learn it out
I wish that everybody could just work it out
Discern the route, disperse the doubt
Immerse myself in words that count
Words that sprout, hard to mouth
Hard to tell which way to go
What is the antidote? What kind of anecdote?
Who is the animal? You are the cannibal
Chewing away at your own life
In your own strife you take it in your own stride
Dig your own knife into your own side
You take your own life into your own hands
‘cause you’re your own man
And now you know man

Hardships, broken promises
overtime we work hard at this
and with the nine to five and the parlour tricks
could it be any much worse
or harder than that

Ek wonder elke dag hoekom issie wereld hastig
laat vir my werk so my phone val my lastig
met my hemp en my das en my suit wat my pas
en my file in my hand ennie deadlines wat brand
it issie dat ek werkie
ek werk maar dit bly nie
werk my oor 'n mik kannie genoeg dinge kry nie
werk my oor 'n mik kannie genoeg dinge kry nie
werk my oor 'n mik kannie genoeg dinge kry nie


What is life with no job fulfillment and no purpose?
kites with no master drift through this existence
sight has been starved, instilled in us to work for devices, alarmed
that it's not worth it
diluted and inscrutably scarred (who's in detention?)
communion of the soon to be marred (too few to mention)
refuted usual eulogies coolly choosing the exit
chase your dreams or stay pushing that pencil



from The Seedling (Deluxe Version), released February 26, 2020
Written by J. Prinsloo, R. Stander, J. Rex


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Fruit Vendor is an eclectic Afropop music project from Cape Town, South Africa that fuses elements of ghoema, maskandi, funk, hip hop, RnB, rock and jazz – altogether held together by authentic, meaningful lyrics and a distinct and colourful live show. It’s their mission to share their musical fruit as far and as wide as possible.

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