Worker Bee

Album: My Dinosaur Life (2010)
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  • This is the opening track from American pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack's fourth studio album, My Dinosaur Life. Frontman Justin Pierre told the story of the song to Alternative Press: "The basic outline of this song came to me one night while I was wandering around my apartment with an acoustic guitar. I wrote almost all of the words in one sitting, and it seemed to me that this song was destined to be the opening track. Its purpose was to pick up where [2007's Even If It Kills Me] ended and set out an outline or course of what is yet to come. I went through a rough patch or two, but came out okay on the other side. This song is about staying positive. To be self-congratulatory defeats any act of accomplishment, therefore I had to; it made me laugh. Try as I might to be serious, I cannot resist the tongue-in-cheek."

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