The status of our future in both past and present time,
Is relegated to a member of a higher class than mine.
To Determine and direct the lives of family men who bear the burden
Of living up to standard that doesn't exist in 1999

[Chorus]
Who's gonna save us from this lonely picket line,
10 years of service but I'm still not worth your time.
And I've seen men give their lives,
And heard the stories that they tell of how they labored
For this company which sold it's soul to hell

Times may be changing but I'll never leave behind the hopes
And thoughts I have of better days for families such as mine.
Because if history repeats itself and time will surely tell.
What goes around will come around and you'll know our pain too well.

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by oofus

10 Years of Service Lyrics as written by Matthew Edward Kelly Ken Casey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

10 Years of Service song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment
    I think this song is about how you can devote ten years of your life working for a company and still not mean anything to them. They will still fire you in a heartbeat and they will never do anything to meet your individual needs.
    Madcappunkon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    excellent voice
    Chumpon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    yeah i was wondering what this song was about but i think madcappunk explained it well.it makes sense now
    strong-thru-oi1on June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I think this is about all the strikes and pickets that where goin on shortly before and after 2000....Irish bands seem to have an affinity with singing about that kind of thing. Still good music tho.
    _lucon November 09, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Comment
    Hahaha...
    Sloaneon May 02, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Somewhere Only We Know
Keane
Per the FAQ on Keane's website, Keane's drummer Richard Hughes, stated the following: "We've been asked whether "Somewhere Only We Know" is about a specific place, and Tim has been saying that, for him, or us as individuals, it might be about a geographical space, or a feeling; it can mean something individual to each person, and they can interpret it to a memory of theirs... It's perhaps more of a theme rather than a specific message... Feelings that may be universal, without necessarily being totally specific to us, or a place, or a time..." With the nostalgic sentiment and the overall tone of the song, I think Keane is attempting to express a Portuguese term known as 'saudade', which does not have a direct English translation but roughly means "that which we remember because it is gone."
Album art
Alma Matters
Morrissey
The man has pseudo-friends who constantly criticize his actions. They moralize him, "teach" him and advise him to make a significant change in his life, because the way he is and what he does is not what they say it should be. They may find his life lame or immoral. They hold themselves up as role models. The man replies that he will make his own choices and decisions and he does not agree to unconditionally make himself under the influence of questionable quality advice. He justifies this by saying that there is always someone for whom he will be important, no matter what he does and no matter what he is. Although it is not said directly, I read it as meaning that he will always be important to himself in every way and he will always have his own support. "Everyone is different and maybe that's a good thing, but you exceeded that mark 1000 times" - I remember very well how sad the words I once heard (from my peers and it was in negative context) at school made me feel.
Album art
Loved by You
Justin Bieber
The fourteenth track, "Loved By You" of the singer's latest studio album titled "Justice", was produced by Josh Gudwin, Skrillex, Jason Evigan & LeriQ. It was released on March 19, 2021.
Album art
High On Life
Viyaa
This track marks the first collaboration between the artists. It was produced in its entirety by Datbeatgod and released for public consumption on January 1, 2021.
Album art
I don't want another sorry
Dax & Trippie Redd
This standalone single marks the first official collaboration between the two rappers. The track was produced by SephGotTheWaves, Stillsanexile & Trademark. It was released on December 29, 2020.