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The Offspring

Why Don't You Get A Job?

Lyrics

playMy friend's got a girlfriend
playMan he hates that bitch
playHe tells me every day
playHe says "man I really gotta lose my chick
playIn the worst kind of way"

playShe sits on her ass
playHe works his hands to the bone
playTo give her money every payday
playBut she wants more dinero just to stay at home
playWell my friend
playYou gotta say

playI won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
playna-na, Why don't you get a job?
playSay no way, say no way ya, no way
playna-na, why don't you get a job?

playI guess all his money, well it isn't enough
playTo keep her bill collectors at bay
playI guess all his money, well it isn't enough
playCause that girl's got expensive taste

playI won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
playna-na, Why don't you get a job?
playSay no way, say no way ya, no way
playna-na, why don't you get a job?

playWell I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all
playBut hey man free rides just don't come along
playevery day

playLet me tell you about my other friend now

playMy friend's got a boyfriend,
playman she hates that dick
playShe tells me every day
playHe wants more dinero just to stay at home
playWell my friend
playYou gotta say

playI won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
playna-na, Why don't you get a job?
playSay no way, say no way ya, no way
playna-na, why don't you get a job?

playI won't give you no money, I always pay
playna-na, Why don't you get a job?
playSay no way, say no way ya, no way
playna-na, Why don't you get a job?

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meaningMeaning

It's about how (sometimes) our life-partner squeeze us out of money: they don't work but still buy stuff... and how it drives us mad. They spend money, but refuse to get a job and pay for anything.

The song sounds like the beatles song 'ob la di, ob la da' and Simon & Garfunkel's Cecilia song.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

chick

potentially offensive, figurative, slang > girl

  1. That chick just asked me for my phone number!

work your fingers to the bone

work your fingers to the bone

  1. She worked her fingers to the bone to provide a home and food for nine children

at bay

at a distance

  1. To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face

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