The Main riff is a muted G to C Verse 1: G-C One fine day near the end of the tax year C Mr Richards was gripped by a new fear D Am C D G-C Who would be at his retirement party Verse 2: G-C And though he still had years to go before he C Slipped over the edge of the workforce D Am C D G-C The question remained and in his wake there came an army Chorus: Em C G D What price creature comforts, what is this life really all about? Em C G D He drew a line between work and living, and work was winning out Em C G D And he worked for half his life, to spend the end just feeling tired out Em C (Back to main riff)G-C That's when his roof caved in Verse 3: G-C And so he made a list of all the people he worked with C And cut it down to the ones he got on with D Am C D G-C Paired each one off with the decade of his career Verse 4: G-C And then he thought of all his friends from back home C The crazies, the ladies, the lovers he'd known D Am C D G-C And then he looked around his office and wondered why he was still here Chorus: Em C G D What price creature comforts, what is this life really all about? Em C G D He drew a line between work and living, and work was winning out Em C G D And he worked for half his life, to spend the end just feeling tired out Em G That's when he realised that he scrimped and saved all his precious days F So he could buy icers and microwaves Em D C And he only looks forward to his holidays That's when his roof caved in. Bridge: D Em Am C C/B And it would be nice to have holiday homes and healthy bank statements and Am D fat little kids, D Em Am C C/B And I guess you can be happy to dream all your dreams as camcorder records Am D of the things that you did, D Em Am C C/B But as soon as your sleeping does it really matter what mattress you happen Am D to be sleeping on? D Em F(Let Ring) As long as your living and your having fun; he always laughed at the C(Let Ring) G-C drop-outs, that he could never live that way. F F Em But the truth is Mr Richards was a coward, he was afraid. Instrumental Break. Em C G D Em C G G F F G Em C Final Verse: C-G Mr Richards decided on the very next morning C To make his life and work the same thing D Am C D G Cleared he desk, he hit the road and he never retired.