"Why Don't You Get A Job" as written by and Bryan Holland....
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
Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way, no way
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

I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way, no way
Why don't you get a job

Well I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all
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 she hates that dick
She tells me every day
He 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
Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way, no way
Why don't you get a job


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"Why Don't You Get a Job?" as written by Bryan Holland

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a p**s take of the Beatles "Ob-la-dee, Ob-la-da." And it's funny too!
    Harriet_Potteron August 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey-I didn't realize it's relation to the Beatles song. Ha Ha, that's funny!
    Missykiwizon June 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat is "dinero" in "he wants more dinero just to stay at home" ??
    letitrockon October 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"dinero" means money in spanish
    Bella_xon October 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMan, I thought "dinero" was rhetoric these days.
    magicmanx9on February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone realized this sounds like the beatles song 'ob la di, ob la da'?
    FellONblACKdaySon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, "dinero" is spanish for money.
    And this song's melody doesn't only recall The Beatles' Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, but also Simon & Garfunkel's Cecilia.
    The lyrics are self-explanatory, no meanings need to be posted, however, it's worth noting how well this song fits the album's concept: unpleasant realities of American life.
    In this case, spoiled, lazy people who are used to avoiding work are not only doing a disservice to their own life, but those who support such selfishness are also to blame for putting up with it.
    Eliminationon February 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNice, I'm glad someone else caught the Cecilia sound. The OB-La-Di bite is pretty well known, but I've always heard more than a hint of S&G in there. Sweet.
    Foundation4lifeon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know it's the fuckin beatles and everything...but this song completely smokes ob-la-di, ob-la-da
    patobrienon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the switching of the roles "my friends got a gf to my friends got a bf" is another nod to Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, as Paul accidently switched then roles of Desmond and Molly in one of the lines.. Just my thinking though...
    Triplez47888on March 28, 2007   Link

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