Why Don't You Get a Job?" is a song by The Offspring. The song is the 11th track on The Offspring's fifth studio album Americana (1998) and was released as the second single from the album. The song also appears as the eighth track on the band's Greatest Hits album (2005). The single peaked within the top ten of the charts in many countries, including number 2 in the United Kingdom, Australia and Sweden.
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 Na-na, why don't you get a job?" Say, "No way," say, "No way-ya, no way Na-na, 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
Why do parents make terrible careers advisers? Today’s 14 and 15-year-olds are ambitious. They are optimistic about their prospects, but their career ideas are rather vague. Although 80% of them have no intention of following in their parents’ footsteps, 69% still turn to their parents for advice. They look at their working future in a different way to their parents. A job for life is not in their vocabulary; neither is a dead-end but secure job that is boring but pays the bills
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The album also sold very well outside the . particularly in Australia, where it debuted No. 1 on the ARIA Charts, and remained in that position for three weeks in 1995. Holland and Kriesel then created their own record label Nitro Records and started signing bands. One of their first releases was a re-release of the band's 1989 debut album The Offspring. In 1998 the Offspring released Americana. Three of the album's singles: "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)", "Why Don't You Get a Job?" and "The Kids Aren't Alright" became the band's biggest hits, making the album the peak of the Offspring's mainstream popularity. The former song topped the charts in nine countries, including Australia, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom.
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!) . Well my friend You gotta say: (gotta say!) I won’t pay, I won’t pay ya (woo), no way (no way!) Na-na Why don’t you get a job (woo – get a job!) Say no way, say no way ya, no way Na-na Why don’t you get a job (oh yeah!) I won’t give ya no money I always pay Na-na Why don’t you get a job (get a job!) Say no way, say no way ya, no way Na-na Why don’t you get a job! Hey that’s something everyone can enjoy! Почему бы тебе не найти работу?
- Published By – Underachiever Music
- Recorded At – The Polygon
- Mixed At – The Polygon
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Rob Federici
- Written-By – Dexter Holland, Noodles , Ron Welty
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