9 to 5

Album: Nine to Five Soundtrack (1980)
Charted: 47 1
  • Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
    Pour myself a cup of ambition
    Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
    Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
    Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin'
    With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

    Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
    Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
    They just use your mind and they never give you credit
    It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
    9 to 5, for service and devotion
    You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
    Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
    I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!

    They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
    You're just a step on the boss-man's ladder
    But you got dreams he'll never take away
    You're in the same boat with a lotta your friends
    Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in
    An' the tide's gonna turn and it's all gonna roll your way

    Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
    Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
    They just use your mind and you never get the credit
    It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
    9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
    There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you?
    It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
    And you spend your life puttin' money in his wallet

    9 to 5, whoa what a way to make a livin'
    Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
    They just use your mind and they never give you credit
    It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

    9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
    There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you?
    It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
    And you spend your life puttin' money in his wallet

    9 to 5, working 9 to 5 Writer/s: Dolly Parton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, DistroKid
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Linda from Shelton, WaThe first line of melody in the song is identical to that of an old-time fiddle tune called "Me and my fiddle". I wonder if Dolly remembered that tune and built a song around it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 21st, 1980 "9 to 5" reached No. 1 for one week; then "I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt moved into the top spot for two weeks. But dolly reclaimed #1 for one more week!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis song was nominated for Best Song at the 1980 Academy Awards {Lost to "Fame" from the movie of the same name}!!!
  • Rob from Fredericton, NbJust a great classic song with a qwirky way about it. Definitely puts a smile on everyone's face when it plays. You can't help but laugh cause everyone has heard it one time in their life.
  • Nunzio from Darwin, AustraliaThere was a porn version of 9 to 5 called 8 to 4 &
    they ripped this off at the start of it during the opening credits.
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