The Designer Man
March 7, 2010

The Designer Man
(sung of course, to the words of the immortal Billy Joel's Piano Man)

It's 7 o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd's still in bed
Photoshop's sitting next to me
Making love to the beachball of doom.

He says, "Son, how good is your memory
Are you really sure how this goes
Which filters you used on which layers to complete
This logo of a dog wearing clothes.

{Bridge}
La lala didi da
Lala didi da, da dum dum dum

{Refrain}
Make us an image, you're the designer man
Make us a website tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for drop shadows galore
And you've got Photoshop, right?

Now John at the bar was a friend of mine,
He got me my wifi for free.
And he's quick with a joke or Clients from Hell quote
But there's something he'd just rather see

He says, "Dude, I believe this whitespace must go"
And the smile ran away from my face
"Well I'm sure that you could fit more up in here
Like a picture of my bar out in space"

{Bridge}
La lala didi da
Lala didi da, da dum dum dum

Now Paula's a real estate agent
Who never has time for a brief
And she's talking brochures with Comic Sans headers
And printing it all on a leaf

And my kid sister is practicing Illustrator
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Building contests and spec work for crappy designs.
WIthout Twitter I'd feel damn alone.

{Refrain}
Make us an image, you're the designer man
Make us a website tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for bevels and gloss
And you've got Photoshop, right?

It's a pretty good gig when clients behave
And the AD gives me that smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they're all coming to see
And I won't have weekends for a while

And their brief reads like a carnival ride
And the Art Director smells like a scotch
And clients smile their best, and refuse to write checks
And say "Dude, we should pay you HOW much?"

{Bridge}
La lala didi da
Lala didi da, da dum dum dum

{Refrain}
Make us an image, you're the designer man
Remove this skyline tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for rotating logos
And you've got Photoshop, right?

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