"Boss of Me" as written by and John Linnell John Flansburgh....
Yes, no, maybe
I don't know
Can you repeat the question?

You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big

Life is unfair, so I just stare at the stain on the wall where
The TV'd been, but ever since we've moved in it's been empty

Why I, why I'm in this room
There is no point explaining

You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big

Life is a test, and I confess
I like this mess I've made so far
Grade on a curve and you'll observe
I'm right below the horizon

Yes, no, maybe, I don't know
Can you repeat the question?

You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big

You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now
You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big

Life is unfair


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"Boss of Me" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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  • +1
    General Commentwell, i doubt there's really much underlying messages in this, besides that the person is obviously either really stupid, or just deosn't pay any attention.

    but if you want to get in depth, it may be saying that the world today is nothign but stupid people.

    look at it though, they've been failing curved grades (below the horizon), they just watch the blank wall where the TV was, and they dont have the answer to "the question".

    Rodan2000
    Rodan2000on December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTMBG, ROCK & RULE. This is the theme tune to the popular TV program 'Malcolm In The Middle' which is also pretty good!
    JamesDon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like some sort of failed relationship (not necessarily a romantic one, just any kind). Or at least a dysfunctional one.
    ThePythonon November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is diffrent from all the other songs, all the instruments ^^
    k0rkadon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means teenage rebellion.
    Homepieon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Song Kicks Ass
    juggaloblaineon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song, fully for the end of school or something I really like it.
    J0K3Ron February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe narrator quit his job, insulted his boss and now has no money for a tv.
    in the second part, he tries to take tests to et jobs but he always fails. But he likes not having a job.
    With a job, life is unfair.
    great geo234on June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt ties in with the show. The narrator represents the show's eponymous young hero, Malcolm Wilkerson, who is the middle child. I've only seen the show a couple of times, but my assumption is, the parents probably had to sell their TV or something or their TV broke, and with all those kids to raise, they may not have had money for a new one, and Our Hero is sent to the room where the TV used to be to "think" about a minor or imagined misdeed, and he's having the sulks about it
    CuteSparkinaon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFlansburgh says this song is about his brother, who hates TMBG.
    beau99on April 10, 2007   Link

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