The Importance Of Being Idle

Album: Don't Believe The Truth (2005)
Charted: 1
  • I sold my soul for the second time, 'cause the man don't pay me.
    I begged my landlord for some more time, he said "Son, the bill's waiting."
    My best friend called me the other night, he said, "Man, are you crazy?"
    My girlfriend told me to get a life, she said, "Boy, you lazy."

    But I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
    I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit.
    I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.


    I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
    I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit.
    I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.

    I lost my faith in the summertime, 'cause it don't stop raining.
    The sky all day is black as night, but I know I can't blame me.
    I begged my Doctor for one more line, he said "Son, words fail me!"
    There ain't no place to be killing time, I guess I'm just lazy.

    I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
    I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit.
    I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.Writer/s: NOEL GALLAGHER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 7

  • Marina from Winnipeg, Canadadifferent sounds for oasis, still good though.
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomOne of Oasis's best songs I reckon.
  • Olivia from Perth, AustraliaThis is one of my favourite Oasis songs
  • Jimm from Cleveland, Tnpersonally, I view this song like "I'm Only Sleeping, Part 2"
  • Keith from Perth, Australiait was actually a song about a book, various ppl over the years have written chapters in it about how doing nothing is the best thing in the world.
  • Keith from Perth, Australiaalso the other three members are in the video they're sitting at a coffin playing cards
  • Jen from Perryville, MdActually the band does appear in the video but they dont play. Noel is the guy shaving and Liam is the guy who is sitting at the desk with his feet up.
see more comments

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

Philip CodySongwriter Interviews

A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."

Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews

Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."

Justin TimberlakeFact or Fiction

Was Justin the first to be Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher? Did Britney really blame him for her meltdown? Did his bandmates think he was gay?

Crystal WatersSongwriter Interviews

Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.