UNTENURED BLUES
Lyrics by Gary Radford and Marie Radford; Music by Gary Radford
Debut: Montclair State University, March 21, 1998

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Listen to Untenured Blues on SoundCloud
Untenured Blues appears on The Professors' (2013) album, Zombie* Treachery

Recorded, mixed, and digitally mastered at Suite 16 Studios, Piscataway, NJ, May 2013
Produced by Paul Sukovich
John Barrows - Harmonica; Chad Dell - Guitar; Robert Kubey - Drums;
Gary Radford - Guitar; Meg Radford - Vocals; Nick Romanenko - Bass;
Peter VanEmburg - Backing Vocals; Jennifer Zahorbenski - Backing Vocals




The Professors 20th Anniversary Show (1995-2015)
The Dreyfuss Theater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 12, 2015



Performed Live at the Stone Pony
Asbury Park, New Jersey
December 4, 2011



Performed live at the Bottle Hill Pub
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 11, 2009.

Videography by Kevin Wojtaszek

THE LYRICS

Fresh out of grad school, Diploma in hand
Can't wait to get started, Got everything planned
My star's set to shine, But they sucked out my spine
I've got the untenured blues

I'm so disillusioned, I'm busting my balls
Chair's taking the credit, I'm taking the fall
My fate is a mystery, My sex life is history
I've got the untenured blues

I'm teaching on Friday, Saturday too
Eight AM Monday, But what can I do?
The students berate me, They say they all hate me
I've got the untenured blues

Caught in the crossfire, Of another turf war
Don't know who my friends are, Or what it's all for
Too late to react, Got a knife in my back
I've got the untenured blues

I'm covering colleagues, I'm doing their stats
They're getting the glory, I'm getting the shaft
Did all that I could, Supporting the deadwood
I've got the untenured blues

And that is my story, Don't want to sound crude
I worked hard for six years, And then I got screwed
They said that I stunk, Now I'm an adjunct
I've got the untenured blues
I've got the untenured blues



Copyright 1998 by Gary Radford and Marie Radford. All rights reserved



This page last updated January 20, 2016 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.