Cabaret Night at the Cosmic Lounge: Free Time Man

Stellar Firma show

Summary: Free Time Man This one's for all the haters who are out there saying that I’ve got, Well, I‘ve not got much on, but you know I'm alright, I’ve got stuff… I'm fine Up in the morning, find a clean shirt, cuppa hot slurry, out to work Maintenance, that's the game I’m playing, mediocrity that's how I'm swayin’ Keepin’ these facilities clean and right, simulated dawn, simulated night Things gumming up the works there in a flash, recycle unit bust, you don’t need that Detritus strewn all over this place, here a leg, there a face The body horror don’t bother me, I'm here to do a job you see You'd think that that would cause me woe You’d think that would stem my flow When it hits the fan, I've got my plan I'm a free time man, watch me go Put on a holovid and kick back I’m a free time man See a friend and have a bit of a laugh I’m a free time man Read a book, maybe a chapter or two I’m a free time man Travel round this station take in the view I’m a free time man Um, watch another holovid if there’s one I’m a free time man See a different friend, I hope that they’re fun I’m a free time man Oh no I’ve read this book before I’m a free time man They won’t let me travel to certain floors I’m a free time man Evening time in the Cosmic Lounge, feeling good just got a round There's this new cat at the table, won't shut up, don't think he’s able His monologue is upsetting the room, talking ‘bout his love for a fish and a broom The regulars they don’t like that, Sweepy Anne’s still mourning her sprat It’s my free time but just this once, I’ll lent a hand to a needy dunce Saying Harry's the name, lay it on me friend, now stuck in a nightmare that’ll never end I did what I now regret, I talked him off his parapet But he won't go, Won't take no, Ruin all my flow like a strait jacket Stole all my holovids won't give them back Former free time man My friends now just point at me and laugh Former free time man No books for me, he burnt them too Former free time man Everywhere on this station he’s spoiling my view Former free time man It feels like I'm never alone Former free time man Except the 20 minutes he’s with his clone Former free time man He’s faked both of our deaths twice Former free time man Why is there no tool to reset my life? Former free time man So you see, like, to the haters, I’ve got, like, a lot on, like you know, too much. I wish I could sort of drop, drop one of the things. Anyway... yep Artists Dr. Beaver: Band Leader + Synths + Bass JJ Perry: Additional Music, Production, Mixing and Mastering Simon Plotkin: Vocals and Lyrics Tim Meredith: Music and Lyrics Special thanks to Amy Dickinson for advice and support. “Free Time Man” is from the album “Cabaret Night at the Cosmic Lounge.” © Rusty Quill 2020 If you would like to own the full album, consider becoming a Patron of Rusty Quill! All Patrons will receive a digipack, which includes dramatic sketches exclusive to the album and comes with special artwork byVeraRaeArt. Visit to find out more. Stellar Firma is a podcast distributed by Rusty Quill under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial Sharealike 4.0 International Licence. The song "Free Time Man" is the Copyrighted property of Rusty Quill Ltd.  <br><hr><p style="color: grey;">See <a style="color: grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href=""></a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>