Bang The Drum All Day

Album: The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1983)
Charted: 63
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  • Are you ready? Alright

    (Everybody now)
    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day

    Ever since I was a tiny boy
    I don't want no candy
    I don't need no toy
    I took a stick and an old coffee can
    I bang on that thing 'til I got blisters on my hand because

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (yes I do)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (that's right)

    When I get older they think I'm a fool
    The teacher told me I should stay after school
    She caught me pounding on the desk with my hands
    But my licks was so hot
    I made the teacher want to dance
    And that's why

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (hey, why not?)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (I just wanna bang now)

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (I can bang that sucker)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (listen to this)

    Every day when I get home from work
    I feel so frustrated
    The boss is a jerk
    And I get my sticks and go out to the shed
    And I pound on that drum like it was the boss's head
    Because

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (bang, bang)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (I could bang that drum)

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (hey, hey)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (but this is why I bang that drum)

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (hey, you want to take a bang at it?)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (hey, hey)

    I don't want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day (bang, bang)
    I don't want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day (I could do this all day) Writer/s: Todd Rundgren
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenA talk show I listened to had a weekly segment devoted to admitted welfare cheats who would milk the system because they were simply too lazy to get a job. This song was used as an intro.
  • Edward from Henderson, NvLas Vegas DJ Kim Kelly (97.1FM) plays this song every Friday afternoon to kick off the weekend. Listeners call it, "The Friday Song."
  • Roman from Barrie, OnThis song was also recorded by LIGHTHOUSE, an orchestra/rock band from Toronto. I'm reminded of it every time I drive by a Casino, wonder why......
  • Brad from Barry, TxMy favorite Rundgren song by far; it's too bad he doesn't feel the same way about it!
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