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2008-11-21
Project Sisyphus Take My Job Away 

With jobless claims currently at the highest level since the 9/11 attacks, many capable and hard-working folks are finding themselves downsized, outsourced or just plain sacked.

This song isn't about them.

It's about the rest of us. You know, who should never have been hired in the first place.

Singer Mercy Malick, who made her FuMP debut here, stars as Sisyphus Employee of the Month. Thanks to Connie Armstrong for playing news anchor, and apologies to Terri Nunn, Berlin and Giorgio "it still needs more reverb" Moroder.



This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2008-11-21 mrwompy
Hilarious! And way too real, since my wife and I are now both victims of corporate cutbacks. (By the way, what is the song being parodied here? I know it, but my feeble brain can't remember what it is.)
2008-11-21 mrwompy
I just found the answer to my question in the MP3 metadata -- "Take My Breath Away". Didn't Heart do this song, too?
2008-11-21 dino-mike
Another freakin' brilliant parody!!! I love PS's songs 'cause he finds singers that do SPOT ON impressions.
2008-11-21 wildcard9
As someone who was downsized (site closure, the work I did was moved to China) and out of work for most of 2006, I can relate with this song.
2008-11-22 DJ Particle
No, the original was by Berlin (1986) for the movie "Top Gun". It's been covered a couple times in the last decade as well.
2008-11-25 ProjectSisyphus
Emi is correct. Interestingly, there were two versions of this song released. The original by Berlin is pretty raw and band-like, but the more heavily produced version was the one which made the movie and subsequently, got all the airplay.
2008-12-01 The Professor
great job on this track, the music is great. it does need more reverb though :)
2008-12-01 seamonkey
Oooh! Nice singing! Makes me almost forget that I'm unemployed. No, wait, it actually reminds me of how extremely unemployed I am right now. I LOVE being unemployed! Great song!
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