Too Much Time On My Hands

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Too Much Time On My Hands
Composer Tommy Shaw
Released 1981-01-19
Title Origin Official

Too Much Time On My Hands is a song by the band Styx. It is track 3 on their album Paradise Theatre, and was released as a single. The song was composed, written, and sung by Tommy Shaw, with the rest of Styx performing it. The song is centered around a new wave-styled synthetic keyboard bass line.

Games

Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (DOS)

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Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (DOS)
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Output - PC Speaker.svg
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-10-??
Length 0:19.23
Format SND (Sierra)
Loops Yes

The bass line of the little green men playing in the bar is a direct rip off the intro bass like of Too Much Time On My Hands. The song can be heard through either the PCjr 3 Voice, the Tandy 3 Voice, or the PC Speaker.

Intrestingly, that, although Tandy 3 Voice has better quality than the PC Speaker, the PCS version is more recognizable.

The song is track 63 in the rip and loops.

Lyrics

Although the song has lyrics, no game incorporates them.

Sitting on this barstool talking like a damn fool
Got the twelve o'clock news blues
And I've given up hope on the afternoon soaps
And a bottle of cold brew
Is it any wonder I'm not crazy? Is it any wonder I'm sane at all
Well I'm so tired of losing- I got nothing to do and all day to do it
I go out cruisin' but I've no place to go and all night to get there
Is it any wonder I'm not a criminal?
Is it any wonder I'm not in jail?
Is it any wonder I've got

Too much time on my hands, it's ticking away with my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands, it's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands and it's ticking away from me
Too much time on my hands, too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands

Well, I'm a jet fuel genius - I can solve the world's problems
Without even trying
I have dozens of friends and the fun never ends
That is, as long as I'm buying
Is it any wonder I'm not the president
(He's not the president) 
Is it any wonder I'm null and void?
Is it any wonder I've got

Too much time on my hands, it's ticking away at my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands, it's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands and it's ticking away from me
Too much time on my hands, too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands

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