Million Dollar Question

Was always waiting for the crush
The car to drive right through the shops
To call in sick and late at work
And take a holiday

Was always tangled up in knots
To keep myself from speaking up
But no one’s listening anyway
Just trying to bribe me

And if it’s all right, then what am I doing here?
And if it’s all right, this place is gassed by fear
And if it’s all right, I’ll tell you, because you never understand
And if it’s all right, I’ll beg you, because I’m a begging kind of man

Today I wrote a bad cheque
Packed a bag and took a jet
But no one’s looking anyway
I hope they miss me

I just think maybe I’m making a mistake



Released: September 1992
Found on: Creep first issue. 

Yet another song written right after the band got signed, this one looks at the corporate mentality – fat bankrolls, big promises. “Million Dollar Question” also seems to reflect Thom’s feelings of doubt at this time, closing with the sample that says, “I just think maybe I’m making a mistake.” The track was a live favorite in 1992 and 1993.