"A Working Day" as written by and Benjamin Scott/hornby Folds....
I can do this, really, I'm good enough
I'm as good as them, but don't take it from me
Ask my friends, ask my sister
They all think my stuff is great
Up there with any of them
I just need a break

I'm a genius, really, I'm excellent
Better than them, I kick their asses
All of them, even that guy
Who thinks he's fuckin' cool
Gets all of the attention
He doesn't sell shit does he?

Some guy on the net thinks I suck and he should know
He's got his own blog
Some guy on the net thinks I suck and he should know
He's got his own blog

I'm a loser
I'm a poser
Yeah really
It's over
I mean it and I quit
Everything I write is shit

I'm a loser
And a poser
It's over
It's over
I mean it and I quit
Everything I write is shit

Hey, hey
It's a working day
Hey, hey
It's a working day
Hey, hey
It's a working day


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"A Working Day" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    My InterpretationIt's talking about how fragile the egos of young writers are. When they first get into it, and they show friends and family, they think they're doing great until they expose it to the rest of the world and run into "haters".
    Stolensoulon May 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was at a concert right after Lonely Avenue came out where Ben said that this was a song when he and Nick Hornby agreed that the first song needed to acknowledge that Ben did not write the lyrics so the "I can do this really I'm good enough" refers to Nick saying that he can write songs and the line "I just need a break is about Ben not writing his own lyrics on this album.
    Writer86on November 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentPossibly about selling weed? Ha good tune
    hopeisa704on October 05, 2010   Link

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