"Dead End Job" as written by Stewart Armstrong Copeland, Gordon Matthew Sumner and Andy Sommers....
I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
The queue gets longer everyday, I just ain't got time to stay
I ain't gonna run away, all I wanna do is play

Don't wanna be no teacher, I don't wanna be no slave
I don't wanna work no assembly line, like my uncle Dave
The queue gets longer everyday, I just ain't got time to stay
I ain't gonna run away, all I wanna do is play

I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job

I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
The queue gets longer everyday, all I wanna do is play
I just ain't got time to stay, but I ain't gonna run away

Don't wanna be no millionaire, don't wanna own no mint
I don't wanna be no tax exile and I don't mind being skint
The queue gets longer every day, I just ain't got time to stay
I ain't gonna run away all I wanna do is play

I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
Oh no

I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
I don't want no dead end job

I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
I don't want no dead end job, I don't wanna be no number
The queue gets longer everyday, I just ain't got time to stay
I ain't gonna run away all I want to do is play

Don't wanna be no millionaire, don't wanna own no mint
I don't wanna be no tax exile and I don't mind being skint
The queue gets longer every day, I just ain't got time to stay
All I wanna do is play, I ain't gonna run away

I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job

I don't want no dead end job, you can stop your dead end job
Stop your fuckin' dead end, you bastard, cunts
Don't want no dead end job
I'm fuckin' pissed off with this dead end job
Camarine

Oh I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
I don't want no dead end job, I don't want no dead end job
Dead end


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"Dead End Job" as written by Gordon Matthew Sumner Stewart Armstrong Copeland

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    General Comment"Don't wanna be no millionaire," is kind of like Sting's version of "Hope I Die Before I Get Old." The Police were really just getting started here, and perhaps it's not fair to hang that over Sting's head, but (and I hate to say it) perhaps this kind of hunger is what's missing from a lot of Sting's solo work. He's become a master song craftsman, but perhaps his songs could benefit from a little less comfort in his life.
    mark36on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery straight-forward and most definitely autobiographical. ; )

    "The queue gets longer every day, all I wanna do is play" - I think he's refering to the days when he had to queue up for his jobseeker's allowance and that was the only money he had, but the dream of becoming a professional musician and being able to live from music was always stronger than all the money troubles.

    Like he says in "Broken Music", he did not know for certain that he'd become a star one day, it just seemed that no other job than professional musician did work out for him and that's why he carried on working on that dream.
    WhiteWolfDiefon October 18, 2009   Link

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