Growing up I had it rough.
Although I hated work it taught me just enough.
To know there ain't no application
for the job that I've been chasin'
and I'm looking for a diamond in the rough.

And as it seems to me that if it was just a phase
it would've passed around eighteen
(but it didn't and I'm in it past the point of giving in
so make your wagers place your bets and shut your mouths
about regrets and how we're screwed)

You climb the rung, I'll keep my head and
I'll take all the crap you're giving me instead.
Cause we'll be driving to a show while you'll be working at the store
and checking out some lady buying Wonder Bread.

And as it seems to me that there are lots of cool jobs
but just a few that interest me.
I never wanted to work inside a shop as a clerk
or build my pension plan by being a company man.

I want to be in a band.
I want to make the supply and then create the demand.
I want to be in a band.
My parents still don't understand.
Damn.

Just add it up, you'll see the crux.
From all our arguments we've gathered just enough
to know we're quicker than a hare
and smarter then the average bear
and just because itself is reason just enough.

And as it seems to me that the sheer volume of pay
is not a gauge of self-esteem.
I never wanted to work inside a shop as a clerk
or build my pension plan by being a company man.

I want to be in a band.
We've got a penchant for fun and groove for everyone.
I want to be in a band.
If you're concerned with the odds you'd better never begin.

Veterinarian, garbage man or public speaking from a stand
or pulling teeth or sweeping streets are all real cool
and need to be done but not by me.

I want to be in a band. (black coffee and wrong turns).
I want to make the supply and then create the demand.
I want to be in a band( banned from all the big clubs).
Supply side economics fit to make you happy.
Be in a band(beer drinking and mayhem).
We've got a penchant for fun and groove for everyone.
I want to be in a band (bandanas and make-up).
My children still don't understand.


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In A Band song meanings
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    General Commentanyone who is in a band can relate to this song!!! It aint about money!!!!! its about the crowd and fun!!!! thats it man!!!
    JuanMoTime138on April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWatch the video On The PAIN PAGE! It`s the best. hil-freaking-larious!
    livehardndieyoungon May 12, 2006   Link

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