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Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Music and lyrics: Finn Arild

Now is the time,
this will solve all our problems.
Patients we price, operations we fare.

Medication will calm aggregation,
so how many nurses
do we really need here?

Now who’s the next to go,
meeny miney mo ...

Do research for the gainful conditions,
operations are cheaper than care.

Don’t save patients,
save money that’s our job.
The language of profit is simple and clear.

Now who shall I make whole,
meeny miney mo ...

(patient) I’m dying.
Take two and call me in the morning,
call me in the morning.

Understaffing and creative graphing
make us look good to the
charge d’affaires,

and if you’re not with us,
we’ll assume you’re against us -
and that’s the last job
you will have anywhere.

Meeny miney mo ...
who will have to go.

(patient) I’m dying.
Take two and call me in the morning,
call me in the morning.

(nurse to patient)
After working so hard for so long
all I get is more work and no thanks.
A bad career move, but I’m still young;
at this rate it’s likely
I’ll join your ranks.

You see I want to work with you,
but my wage won’t pay my due.

(back to management)
We seem to have a little problem
with the workforce.
Target for sickleave is way overrun.

This loafing it needs to be dealt with.
Let themself pay,
don’t sponsor their fun.

Meeny miney mo ...
now it’s time to go.

(patient) I’m dying.
Take two and call me in the morning,
call me in the morning.

Bjørn Terje Bråthen: Acoustic guitar.
Tor Ø. Quille: Additional programming.
Reidar Wiik: Additional programming.
Finn Arild: Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards and programming.

With focus on money in healthcare - who do you think will benefit - profit or people?