Why Don't You Get a Job Lyrics - Offspring

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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
Now why don't you get a job"
Say "no way", say "no way ya, no way
Now why don't you get a job"

I guess all his money, well it isn't enough
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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
Now why don't you get a job"
Say "no way", say "no way ya, no way
Now why don't you get a job"

Well I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all oh yeah
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 and she hates that dick (and the guy!)
She tells me every day (woo! everyday now)
He wants more dinero just to stay at home (stay at home!)
Well my friend
You gotta say: (gotta say!)

"I won't pay, I won't pay ya (woo), no way (no way!)
Now why don't you get a job" (woo - get a job!)
Say "no way", say "no way ya, no way
Now why don't you get a job"
(oh yeah!)
"I won't give ya no money
I always pay
Now why don't you get a job" (get a job!)
Say "no way", say "no way ya, no way
Now why don't you get a job!"

Hey that's something everyone can enjoy!



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Awessssome :) | Reviewer: Angel Khaos | 6/19/12

Well I love this song because it cheers me up, literally everytime I listen to it. Doesn't matter how depressed I am at the time, I can't stop myself giggling and that cheers me up. However, the majority of Offspring songs do.

MEAn SONG!!!` | Reviewer: Randi Talsky | 6/7/12

Ok i liek offsprang and all but this song is just plane MEAN the way they talk about making nanas jet job s and calling them the B word, I GOT NEW"s FOR YOU OFFSRprING'S, my nana cannot get a job, she is real all old and all messed up!!!!! I love my nana even thougugh she is mean and dont remember our name's, but she cant help that because of the pill's she take's, that is not her expensive taste, she need's to take that pills or she will DIE!! and plus she can't even go to the bath-room by her self, who is gonna wanna hire her???! its lieke "walcome to whalmart's, watch out b/c i just crapped on the floor!!!!
I forgot to say to that you cannot just lose nana like i did 1 time, that is call'd nana dumping and it is ileagle and you will get into hella troboule, plus the GOVBERMINT is the 1 that let's her ride the bus for free, not you offsprign's, so stop crying about it!!

MEAn SONG!!!` | Reviewer: Randi Talsky | 6/7/12

Ok i liek offsprang and all but this song is just plane MEAN the way they talk about making nanas jet job s and calling them the B word, I GOT NEW"s FOR YOU OFFSRprING'S, my nana cannot get a job, she is real all old and all messed up!!!!! I love my nana even thougugh she is mean and dont remember our name's, but she cant help that because of the pill's she take's, that is not her expensive taste, she need's to take that pills or she will DIE!! and plus she can't even go to the bath-room by her self, who is gonna wanna hire her???! its lieke "walcome to whalmart's, watch out b/c i just crapped on the floor!!!!

real day experience | Reviewer: day tripper | 4/9/11

I like this song because it talks about everyday life, instead of all the other songs by the majority of bands/singers around, which only talk about sweet sweet love/impossible love etc. or about politics/society and so on.
This song is about "down to earth" situations that stand between a couple, and no one can avoid this, even if you have the highest of feelings towards your partner, one cannot avoid dealing with money, this song actually spurs people to go out and work and get his/her things done by their own.

Hilarious send-up | Reviewer: Dan | 4/12/10

This song cracks me up every time... and yes, it is most definitely a guitar/steel drum send-up of Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel, NOT Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da at all. AT ALL. At all. If it has similarities to Ob-La-Di, it's because Cecilia did too, but it's way closer to Cecilia.

same as always | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/20/09

i love this song.. my old boyfriend used to have me "run away" with him just so that he could walka amile to the nearest mc donalds and buy 20 dollars worth of food using my money... this song fits perfectly... whats funny is hes old enough to get a job (im not) and he doesnt because he bitches how he isnt in high school. told him it was his fault, he looks at me and tells me that its cause i dont call him... LOL

TRANSLATION | Reviewer: Denzil | 6/23/09

I live in South Africa and went to a concert last Friday where a local band "SNOTKOP" played an Afrikaans translation of this song , which is one of my all time favs.

Man, I almost hosed myself, one line goes: "Sy kerm elke donnerse dag" (she bitches every goddam day)

The chorus line goes summing like....: "Nana kry jou bas by die werk" (Nana get your arse to the job/office/workshop"

I am trying to get the rest of the lyrics... I loved it.


Man this fits... | Reviewer: Tom F | 1/31/08

Just change that first line to "I had a girlfriend and I hate that b!tch." and I could sing it to the mother of my daughter, lol. She just wants to sit on her rear and do nothing, it's why we never lasted.

Why Don't You Get a Job | Reviewer: Open Mind | 1/13/08

Here I am 65 years old, and I have to admit, that I love this song to. It is so true of todays mentality. I play this thing over and over.

This whole album!! | Reviewer: Giba | 8/18/07

Man this song rocks, but personally I think the whole album is great and the band itself shows how to do great stuff!!!!!!!!

NANA WHY DONT YOU GET A JOB | Reviewer: Poetof07 | 8/14/07

I love this song! It's a song that makes you wanna just get up and jump around. Also, the lyrics are really easy to remember.

My friend's got a girlfriend and he hates that bitch... He tells me everyday... I love it!!!

Great lyrics | Reviewer: Dave | 8/6/07

In a time when a lot of bands seenm to be doing cover songs, I love the originality of the lyrics. It makes me smile every time i listen to it.

more like cecilia | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/17/07

this sond hase more melody and harmony of cecilia by soimon and garfunkle than the beatles

Oh yeah? Well why don't you. . . | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/10/07

GET A JOB. I could see how you could hear that beatles song in here but I think they're pretty different. . .

This is a great song. | Reviewer: Daniel Bel | 7/10/07

I really love the Offspring and this song is one of their best from all of their good songs. I highly recommend that you listen to this song.


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