The Importance Of Being Idle Lyrics - Oasis

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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 bills are 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, he-heah

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

I lost my faith in the summer time
'Cause it don't stop raining
The sky all day is as black as night
But I'm not complaining

I begged my doctor for one more line,
He says "Son, words fail me"
It 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, give me a minute, a man's got a limit,
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it, he-heah

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not my Oasis | Reviewer: feaglestickcar | 1/3/13

people are talkin' talkin' bout ma nananana weooo under the stars ill shine! shiny shine shine mcshine! i want to alter your ego and make you a plebian. i dont think this song is about pancakes at all! i disagree with chachi and am in agreement with mubonta who once said. "this is an oasis, we must envelope it"

glofnicheski 43 time 1134 potatoe fm

Meaning what? | Reviewer: Stian | 2/24/11

I Agree with thefastforward. The world and all it's expectations can put a lot of strain on a human being, so much that it can alter you mentality( as described by the lyrics) so sometimes you just have to say fuck it (this is represented in the lyrics by: I don't mind) and take a break to recharge your batteries.(in the lyrics; 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 go on but I think you get the point!
Great song! Like so many of their songs. If you like this one check out master plan( one of the most slept on songs of the 90's

It's all about the song title | Reviewer: CallumE123 | 2/21/11

I agree with Thefastforwards,
it's simply about how important it is to occasionally just be idle, and let things pass, simply chill through it. You can tell by the way the music sounds, and the band themselves. They're so chill!

I dont know about all that | Reviewer: Aminata Dieng | 1/22/10

Does it always have to be a deep hidden meaning in all lyrics. Why cant it never be what it looks like. The man i depressed and he has just given up on life and he cant manage to do all this normal thing that are expected of him, that comes with living a life. Cause he just don't feel it.
By the way It doesn't say the land don't pay me. In the lyrics, it says The man he don't pay me. Who ever the man is, haha, I don't know. Good maybe

life is hard, if it easy it will means nothing at all | Reviewer: jantash | 1/19/10

No shits it easy as we speak, just dont give a damn about the shit happinng throw and eventaully we will make something good.
at the end as long as we are commeted toward our self to be better than our life used to be We will made something new.

Oasis u r the best.
Just listen to stand by me for oasis also..

AWESOME | Reviewer: Eimzz Bbzz | 10/14/08

I love love LOVE Oasis and this song is ACE!!! i love it when Noel Gallagher sings, his voice is softer than Liam's but i still like Liam's voice like.
Also i LOVE stop cryin your heart out
my favourite song ever!!!
=D xD

We like it also in Italy..! | Reviewer: giammarco | 7/9/08

It's not so easy understandig the real deep meaning of this song.. anyway the music is great, the rythm is fantastic, the lyrics are wanderful and the videoclip is original too..! It' s the best song performed by oasis, after "stop cryin' your heart out" which is my favourite one..

Amazing... | Reviewer: Yin | 1/26/08

My best friend actually gave this to me saying, "Oh my god, this is our song! It's so us!" I listened to it and fell in LOVE. Not only is it partly because I love British rock as a genre, but this song is the epitome of lethargy, and puts me at ease, especially considering the 'protagonist' is so carefree about his laziness, when usually I'd feel guilty.

Interesting | Reviewer: M&M | 1/23/08

It's rather interesting having different opinions about what this osng really means to say. I think that this 'proves' in a sort of way that this is a GREAT song. I would rather go for the suicidal type 'can't get a life when me heart's not in it' than the 'philosopher'whiten above (11-30-2007). Also, silence can express agressivity. ...

Best Oasis Song, my opinion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/24/08

Hey, i really like that song! I dont like much oasis but this song had such a cath effect on me! I guess the melodys are so great n also the way he sings! About the lyrics, i think he says " cause the Land, dont pay me " thats why he says after " I beg my Landlord for some more time..." hes saying like we´re still in the medieval times where we should work just to pay the tax that the owner of the land that we live n work demands us to pay, hes right in a way.

Great | Reviewer: GMNO | 1/12/08

Hey guys I'm a great oasis fan i played wonderwall on my guitar infront of all these students in my primary school i was only 11. Anyways I like this song i heared it loads before just didnt get the name for ages lol anyways i would like it if some one could find me the tab for the electric guitar version but eh.

char: | Reviewer: thefastforwards | 11/30/07


its about the importance of beeing idle.
he writes about how people should relax more and spend more time on thinking and... ah its hard to explain. let me put it this way:

silence = thought
its hard to think when you gotta work all the time
many big mistakes in the world are made by people who are stressed or got a lot on their mind/to do.

dont know if you understood one word of that but anyway, haha.

I didn't use to like this song but now I quite like it! | Reviewer: Julián | 10/4/07

hi everybody! from argetina, I had to look for the lyrics of this song ´cause I didnd't understand some verses, I'm from an Spanish-speaking country and sometimes I find it hard to get what some songs say. I'm studying English, that's why I´m able to understand some things, otherwise I wouldn't get anything!! I started listening to oasis a couple of years ago and my favourites songs are LYLA, STAND BY ME, CAST NO SHADOW and many more I don't feel like writing!! good bye from Argentina. As I'm learning english, I would like you to add me to your msn, I may learn lots of things by talking with people from an English-speaking country!!

The Importance Of Being Idle | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/28/07

Should have been the first single off this album...Oasis are more hit and miss these days however this song is up there with the best of them...

loving this song! | Reviewer: James | 6/4/07

i love this song whenever i listen to it i feel happy i like the bit when he says " but i don't mind as long....."
wicked song!

I'm 11 and I'm into muzic loadz!

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