"Alienation's For The Rich" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
This song is dedicated to all you modern-day troubadours out there
And I think I know who you are

I got to get a job
Got to get some pay
My son's gotta go to art school
He's leaving in three days
And the TV's in Esperanto
You know that that's a bitch
But alienation's for the rich
And I'm feeling poorer every day
Hey hey hey

Well I ain't feeling happy
About the state of things in my life
But I'm working to make it better
With a six of Miller High Life
Just drinking and a-driving
Making sure my dues get paid
Because alienation's for the rich
And I'm feeling poorer every day
Hey hey hey

Well I ain't feeling happy
About the state of things in my life
But I'm working to make it better
With a six of Miller High Life
Just drinking and a-driving
Making sure my dues get paid
Because alienation's for the rich
And I'm feeling poorer every day
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey


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"Alienation's for the Rich" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI'm working to make it better with a six of miller high life. words to live by. i can't belive no one else digs this song enough to comment on. *tear*
    fuckedupdogon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is an intriguing song - the speaker seems to be someone rather unsophisticated who doesn't understand modern culture (TV in Esperanto, son in art school) but doesn't have the time to spend feeling alienated...there's something almost Satre-esque about it.
    maddsurgeonon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEven back in the day when TMBG had their "Dial-a-Song" number-to one of the John's apt's answering machines that played old favorites, new material, and always a pleasant message from either John L. or John F. Tagline was, "It's a toll call to NYC, but free if you call from work!" & answering or calling people all day in call centers, I sometimes did just that to perk up my day. :-D Believe me, this is a very funny tongue-in-cheek view on the common man or woman, or Worker to sum it up. I sing it to myself quite often during a job search or when there's too much month at the end of the money. Well, you get the drift...
    pharmageekon August 19, 2006   Link

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