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Company Way

This song is by Nick Jonas, features Rob Bartlett and appears on the musical soundtrack Songs from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2012).

Finch:
Mr. Twimble

Mr. twimble:
Yes?

Finch:
You've been with this company a long time, haven't you?

Mr. twimble:
A long, long time. Just last month I became a quarter of a century man

Finch:
Aww, that's beautiful! Gee, a quarter of a century!

Mr. twimble:
A quarter of a century!

Finch:
And how long have you been in the mailroom?

Mr. twimble:
25 years. Yep! It takes a combination of skill, diplomacy and bold caution

When I joined this firm
As a brash young man
Well I said to myself now brash young man
Don't get any ideas, well, I stuck to that
And haven't had one in years.

Finch:
Ah, you play it safe

Mr. twimble:
I play it the company way.
Wherever the company puts me
There I'll stay.

Finch:
But what's your point of view?

Mr. twimble:
I have no point of view!

Finch:
Supposing the company thinks

Mr. twimble:
I think so too!

Finch:
Now, what would you say if they put you-

Mr. twimble:
I wouldn't say!

Finch:
You're facing the company face

Mr. twimble:
It smiles at executives
Then goes back in place!

Finch:
The company furniture...

Mr. twimble:
Oh, it suits me fine!

Finch:
The company letterhead...

Mr. twimble:
A Valentine!

Finch:
Is there anything you're against?

Mr. twimble:
Unemployment!

Finch:
When they want brilliant thinking
From employees

Mr. twimble:
That is no concern of mine

Finch:
Suppose a man of genius make suggestions

Mr. twimble:
What's that genius get suggested to resign?

Finch:
So, you play it the company way?

Mr. twimble:
Oh, company policy is by me ok.

Finch:
You'll never rise up to the top

Mr. twimble:
But there's one thing clear
Whoever the company fires
I will still be here!

Finch:
Oh, you certainly found a home.

Mr. twimble:
It's cozy

Finch:
Your brain is a company brain.

Mr. twimble:
The company washed it,
Now I can't complain.

Finch:
The company magazine...

Mr. twimble:
Know what style, what punch

Finch:
The company restaurant

Mr. twimble:
Every day same lunch.
Their hattock sandwich, it's delicious.

Finch:
I must try it!

Mr. twimble:
Early in the week.

Finch:
Do you have any hobbies?

Mr. twimble:
I've a hobby, I play gin with Mr. Bratt.

Finch:
And do you play it nicely?

Mr. twimble:
Play it nicely, still he blitzes me on every game like that!

Finch:
Why?

Mr. twimble:
'Cause I play it the company way.
Executive policy is by me ok

Finch:
How can you get anywhere?

Mr. twimble:
Junior have no fear.
Whoever the company fires
I will still be here.

Finch:
You will still be here.

Mr. twimble:
Year, after year, after fiscal,

BOTH:
Never take a risko year!

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