Why Don't You Get a Job?

Album: Americana (1999)
Charted: 2 74
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  • My friend's got a girlfriend
    Man he hates that bitch
    He tells me every day
    He says "man I really gotta lose my chick
    In the worst kind of way"

    She sits on her ass
    He works his hands to the bone
    To give her money every payday
    But she wants more dinero just to stay at home
    Well my friend
    You gotta say

    I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
    Why don't you get a job
    Say no way, say no way, no way
    Why don't you get a job

    I guess all his money, well it isn't enough
    To keep her bill collectors at bay
    I guess all his money, well it isn't enough
    'Cause that girl's got expensive taste

    I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
    Why don't you get a job
    Say no way, say no way, no way
    Why don't you get a job

    Well I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all
    But hey man free rides just don't come along
    Every day

    Let me tell you about my other friend now
    My friend's got a boyfriend, man she hates that dick
    She tells me every day
    He wants more dinero just to stay at home
    Well my friend
    You gotta say

    I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
    Why don't you get a job
    Say no way, say no way, no way
    Why don't you get a job Writer/s: BRYAN HOLLAND
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Fedev from ItalyIt is not a ripoff it is a parody of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" for hell's sake. In the original song the girl stays at home and sing with the band in the evening while the guy goes to work. It's a parody and a critique of the typical 50's American family and of the people not contributing to society.
  • Rocky from Tulsa, OkI still like this song & nearly everything by The Offspring. I like it for its sarcasm in presenting its story about social irresponsibility. Yeah! It may or may not have some similarities with The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia," but I have tracks of both songs & they are s imply not "identical" enough to believe there is a chance of plagiarism. That's probably why McCartney and S-&-G have not filed a plagiarism lawsuit! This is likely a case of being influenced by "the spirit" of the songs. I think The Offspring have enough creativity to turn an influential song from another artist into a creation of their own. Other artists have done it without treading into the grounds of plagiarism. I love The Offspring for their creativity and songs that are a slice of life. Real life can be fun, shocking, hard, grievous, harmonious, rotten-to-the-core, and even enjoyable. Look at The Offspring's long list of songs and you'll see many examples of varieties of life. That's what I love about their songs. That's why I will always be a true fan!
  • Brian from Boston, MaYes it is a blatent ripp off. It is amazing to me that they have not been sued by Simon or McCartney They should sue them and all the proceeds should go to pay for musical instuments and classes for underprivlaged school children.
  • G from Potomac, MdThis is such a rip off. It's amazing what people can get away with.
  • Holly from Appleton, Wiit's a great and very true song.
  • Max from Loveland, Coi memorized this song the first time i heard it.
  • Ryan from Mobile, AlI only have one thing to say.
    MY FRIEND'S GOT A GIRLFRIEND
    MAN, HE HATES THAT B!TCH
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