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S12 E1 | CLIP

The Parking Lot Movie: The Plight of the Service Sector Work

Delve into the rarefied world of one small parking lot in a college town, and the asphalt philosophers who work as attendants there scrutinizing cars and license plates, capitalism, anger, justice, drunkenness, spiritual awakenings, class struggle, entitlement, and the plight of the service sector worker.

AIRED: October 19, 2010 | 0:02:34
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TRANSCRIPT

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫LIFE IN A NUTSHELL, COULD BE HEAVEN♫

♫COULD BE HELL, CPL♫

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫LIFE IN A NUTSHELL, COULD BE HEAVEN♫

♫COULD BE HELL, CPL♫

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫LIFE IN A NUTSHELL, COULD BE HEAVEN♫

♫COULD BE CHILL, YO!♫

♫WITH NIGHTFALL COMES EVERY DRUNKEN FOOL♫

♫WHO KNEW A PINK POLO COULD BE SO COOL♫

♫YOUR DADDY DOESN'T KNOW WHAT GOES DOWN AT SCHOOL♫

♫SO A CPL ATTENDANT MUST LAY DOWN THE RULES♫

♫YOU BREAK MY GATE, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO CHOOSE♫

♫YOU GO TO JAIL OR PAY♫

♫EITHER WAY, YOU LOSE♫

♫DON'T EVER TRY TO DRIVE EVERY DRUNKEN FOOL♫

♫WHO KNEW A OUT OR ATTACK THE BOOTH♫

♫I GOT A TIRE-KNOCKER HERE TO MAKE YOU PAY YOUR DUES♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORCE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD OF JUSTICE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWS THE SWORD OF JUSTICE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD♫

♫NOW A DUDE IN A BEAMER, HE JUST CAN'T WAIT♫

♫I KNOW CHRIS FARINA -- DO I STILL NEED TO PAY?♫

♫NOT A NAME, BUT YOUR TICKET IS WHAT HOLDS YOUR FATE♫

♫I STATE ON MY FINGERS, YO, I'LL CALCULATE YOUR FATE♫

♫YOU NEVER GAVE ME A TICKET♫

♫SO HE SAYS, IRATE♫

♫THE MACHINE IS THE GIVER♫

♫I'M JUST ON THE TAKE♫

♫WELL, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY♫

♫WHAT, DID YOU GET HERE LATE?♫

♫YO, I PUT UP THE GATE AT A HALF PAST EIGHT♫

♫WHAT'LL IT BE, WHAT'LL IT BE, YO, WHAT'S IT GONNA BE?♫

♫SEVENTEEN, 'CAUSE YOU ACTIN' MEAN♫

♫HOW'S A BOY LIKE THAT, DRIVIN' UP IN A BEAM?♫

♫BUT SERENE AM I, BACK TO THE DREAM♫

♫AND WHY? 'CAUSE I AM A PARKING LOT GUY♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD OF JUSTICE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD OF JUSTICE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD OF JUSTICE♫

♫GOD WILL HAND US THE SWORD♫

♫ANOTHER DAY DOWN, ANOTHER DAY TO GO♫

♫ANOTHER LIFE IN A NUTSHELL FOR TOMORROW♫

♫ANOTHER DUDE IN THE BOOTH, OTHERS WE DON'T KNOW♫

♫TAKIN' OVER FOR US WHEN WE HAVE TO GO♫

♫SO WITH THIS QUESTION WE BID ADIEU♫

♫DO YOU PARK THE LOT OR DOES THE LOT PARK YOU?♫

♫OR IS THAT A FALSE CHOICE THAT I CONSTRUE?♫

♫PERHAPS I AND THE LOT ARE ONE AND NOT TWO♫

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫LIFE IN A NUTSHELL, COULD BE HEAVEN♫

♫COULD BE HELL, CPL♫

♫WELCOME TO THE CPL♫

♫LIFE IN A NUTSHELL, COULD BE HEAVEN♫

♫COULD BE CHILL♫

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