"Work On Me" as written by and Jared Followill Matthew Followill....
Rise and shine
Get on your way
By the look in your eyes there's nothing to say
I got it all
In my hands
And I know that you know just where I stand
Where we stand

One more thing
Before you go
Pick it up and then I'll hit it on down the road
I got no time
For playing games
I mean that I'm out and it's always the same
It's always the same

Ooo, I strut like a cock
And Jack don't rock
It's all coming back to me
Oh what a shame
If it's all the same
I'll get on my coat and leave

No way you're gonna work
No way you're gonna work
No way you're gonna work on me
I said that before
I open the door
Why is that so hard to believe?

Pick that guitar
Up in the air
Cut it loose and then let down that hair
I know that you
Were born to shine
You got a shine before you're blown away
You're blown away

Ooo, I strut like a cock
And Jack don't rock
It's all coming back to me
Oh what a shame
If this is all the same
I'll get on my coat and leave

No way you're gonna work
No way you're gonna work
No way you're gonna work on me
I said that before
I open the door
Why is that so hard to believe?/

Get on your way
Get on your way
Get on your way
Get on your way

I strut like a cock
And Jack don't rock
Get on your way
Oh what a shame
If it's all the same
Get on your way

No way you're gonna work
No way you're gonna work
Get on your way
I told you before
I open the door
Get on your way

Get on your way


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"Work on Me" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this is a response to all the crap they got for Come Around Sundown.

    "Strut like a cock and Jack don't rock it's all coming back to me"

    I think this is in reference to the high they were on after Because of the Times. They were strutting like the big superstar rock band they were, but jack sh*t didn't rock.

    "Oh what a shame if it's all the same I'll take my coat and leave. "

    I think this is a reference to Caleb's well publicized "meltdown" when he left a show on their CAS tour and never came back.

    "NO way I'm gonna work... "

    I think this line says that Caleb and the Kings will do their own thing, and who cares what the labels, the fans, or the media think.

    "I told you before I'll open the door why is that so hard to believe"

    I think this is Caleb talking to his brothers and cousin. He told them before he'll make them a band and lead them to fame. But after Caleb leaving the stage, it felt like his band mates turned on him. If you've read interviews, Caleb always says he's with them 100%, even when the pigeons crapped on Jared, no matter what. Then he had his band saying, "don't blame us, blame him." Why is it so hard for them to believe in him?

    The rest of the lyrics tell the same story.

    Overall, I think the music was fantastic for the lyrics. The Kings will do their own thing, and Work on Me is unlike anything they have ever made, not something the label or the fans wanted, something they wanted. I think it really shows, this song in my opinion is far and away the best song they have ever performed, much better than Sex on Fire and Use Somebody (and Use Somebody was itself an incredible song). Can't wait for the Mechanical Bull tour, hopefully they'll finally play Work on Me live.
    roberto116on January 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI mean that I'm out and it's always the same
    It's always the same

    should be

    I'm in and I'm out and it's always the same.

    Love the reference to Caleb's much fabled "Rooster" persona:-)
    FuzzyRushon October 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know why this one is not more popular. I know it's a bonus track but I think is is the best track on the new album.
    pipishipon December 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinetly agree, there should be a lot more comments on this one, its a great song, probably the best on the album. Mechanical Bull exceeded all expectations, i guess the main reason is the huge improvement after come around sundown.
    Guason December 27, 2013   Link

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