They wrote it all in perl but I didn't know that at the time
They wrote it all in perl I didn't have anything to do with it
They wrote it all in perl and someone came and asked me
It won't connect us to the database, why?
And I looked

Oh gawd

They wrote it all in perl but was mostly system calls
They called to system oh dear how vile
They called to system pile upon pile
They called to system "echo \"text\" > file"

And I looked at the screen and the error there-on
A simple little setting was all that was wrong
And the man I told the problem to went to change the code
He brought up Windows Notepad, not emacs or vi

And I looked

Oh gawd

They wrote it all in perl but was mostly system calls
They called to system oh dear how vile
They called to system pile upon pile
They called to system "echo \"text\" > file"

Yep, they wrote it all in perl but its not my place to probe
They wrote it all in perl but it's not my job to fix
They wrote it all in perl and it's driving me mad
They wrote it all in perl but their coding it was bad
They wrote it all in perl and I want to tell them why
They wrote it all in perl their style makes me cry

Sorry about that. Had to let that one out.

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