Working all day for a mean little man
With a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan
He's got me running 'round the office like a dog around a track
But when I get home,
You're always there to rub my back

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through without you around

Hours on the phone making pointless calls
I got a desk full of papers that means nothing at all
Sometimes I catch myself staring into space
Counting down the hours 'til I get to see your face

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through with out you around
No, I'd never make it through with out you around

How did it come to be
That you and I must be
Far away from each other every day?
Why must I spend my time
Filling up my mind
With facts and figures that never add up anyway?
They never add up anyway

Working all day for a mean little guy
With a bad toupee and a soup-stained tie
He's got me running 'round the office
Like a gerbil on a wheel
He can tell me what to do
But he can't tell me what to feel

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through with out you around
No, I'd never make it through without you around
No, I'd never make it through with out you around



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    General Commentjust a note... what happens when Julie leaves you and you're still working that same crappy job? Check out 'Little Red Light'. 8-)
    bazmegon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHeard it in Scrubs... one of the catchiest frickin' (Scrubs humor) songs I've ever heard. Scrubs has exposed me to so many great bands I'd never heard of or inappropriately dismissed (Fountains of Wayne & The Fray both come to mind).

    The pedophile theory is stupid, even if it is about a child the song isn't sexual. It's about someone who always brightens your day. Loving someone doesn't mean you are "in love" or that it is a sexual relationship. This song could be perfectly platonic or romantic depending on the relationship you apply it to - that's called good songwriting.
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHow can you listen to this song and not just be instantly happy? I think it may be physically impossible. Basically, he's so grateful this girl is in his life because she makes all the crap he faces all day long not seem so bad. I want someone to write a song like this about me! So sweet.
    riotgrl04on May 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with riotgrl. seriously! this and Peace and Love, are the best songs ever! when you are down, listen to em, and pretty soon u start dancin!
    Hazardouson June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me wish my name was Julie..heh.
    poppunkposeron September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is what I want my marriage to be like. Whenever I have a crappy day at work, it won't matter because I'll have my sweetie to come home to and cheer me up. =)

    And yeah, it kinda makes me wish my name was Julie.
    kissyfaceon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really think that the background sound adds effect to the song. I just can't tell what the sound is. A washboard? Sort of sounds like it or that little ovalish percussion instrument you move the stick down and back over. It could be tons of things. Wish I knew.
    Sanjuroon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them in concert, it was this wooden thing a guy shook and it twisted around making a wash board sound. It was pretty cool. Damn catchy song.
    ___ronweasleyon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheheh. my best friends name is Julie. I feel so like this. he never even sais it's a romantic relashiponshit, eh?
    Cristoss-on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont see it as a pedophile song at all? i thinks its a wicked cute song about a man who appreciates this woman he has in her life. and how grateful he is that shes there to vent to, and love him.
    rainydaywoman12on September 01, 2005   Link

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