PR Blues

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Time: 5:35
© 1996 Incredible Vibrato, BMI
On "Marketing Blues" by Marketing Mike and the Suits
Available through BizBlues Records at http://bizblues.com


One minute a hero
Next minute a goat
You're only as good as
The last thing that the magazine wrote

Got those PR blues
My company won't put out any news
My boss calls PR free press
Then he wonders why our image is a mess

Got those PR blues
I'm never gonna win
I'm always gonna lose

They ignore the articles I get em in
But they always see the ones where they're left out
The boss always asks why our competitors seem to have so much more press clout

I tell em' cause they have big PR staffs
And when they see a real PR budget they don't start to laugh!
My boss said OK if good press ain't free
Hire my niece she just got a PR degree

Got those PR blues
I'm never gonna win
I'm always gonna lose

Sweat it out until an executive returns a reporter's call
Cause if he don't it ain't his problem it's gonna be my downfall
I'm sick of paying dues
Working for guys that don't keep appointments for press interviews

I'm never gonna get any peace
I can't even get anybody to review a press release!

Nothing I do ever makes management pleased
They even complain that clip reports are a waste of trees!

Got those PR blues
I'm never gonna win
I'm always gonna lose

I draft the press releases right
People that don't know anything about PR say they're wrong
They don't listen to my advice even when I bother to put up a fight!
So I stay up all night working with their dumb rewrites
When I know their final drafts won't make any editor bite!

Finally they say OK put them on the wire
Then when nobody prints the releases they say I'm lucky I'm not fired!

Got those PR blues
I'm never gonna win
I'm always gonna lose

Reporters want our help when they're up against a deadline
I say we better call back if we ever want ink on our product lines
But when the story's not about us our executives won't ever take the time

Then when we have news and try to get the press on the phone
The reporters say you never help me out so leave me alone
Even when they do an interview they won't do what I say
Then they blame me when the article comes out the wrong way

Got the PR blues
I'm never gonna win
I'm always gonna lose

Probably not much better doing PR somewhere else
I'd just be inhertin' someone else's problems

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