why don’t you get a job lyrics

 

Why Don’t You Get a Job? Lyrics

The rebellious rock anthem “Why Don’t You Get a Job?” by The Offspring was first released in 1998 and is still one of the most popular songs from their hit album ‘Americana.’

The lyrics to this particular song give a clear representation of the frustration between generations and the ideas of traditional values. It deals with the current tension between the generations, which is a relatable topic to many listeners.

Lyrics:

    • Verse 1:

      Somebody’s always tryin’ to tell you what to do.

      But somebody else don’t wanna follow through.

      You better listen up to the letter of the law.

      Got plenty of time to think it over.

      Don’t be a fool.

    • Chorus:

      Why don’t you get a job? (Job)

      That’s what I said. (Said)

      Why don’t you get a job?

      That’s what I said. (Said)

      Why don’t you get a job?

      That’s what I said. (Said)

    • Verse 2:

      Little 15 is lookin’ real hard.

      He tryin’ to find something to keep him off the boulevard.

      He keep driftin’ away and wastin’ his time.

      Got plenty of thought but he don’t use his mind.

    • Bridge:

      My production might be pro-gressed

      But I won’t turn it around for less.

      I’m gonna keep it up just for me

      And you can see exactly what your seein’.

    • Chorus:

      Why don’t you get a job? (Job)

      That’s what I said. (Said)

      Why don’t you get a job?

      That’s what I said. (Said)

      Why don’t you get a job?

      That’s what I said. (Said)

 

This song conveys the human struggle between generations, with The Offspring’s sound culminating to create a strong and powerful anthem. The chorus of “Why Don’t You Get a Job?” remains one of the band’s defining features, and its relevance is as acute today as it has ever been.

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