If your machine might slip a gear
Push this button to help it clear
Your time card says your name's Joe
But we'll call you 6-3-0

[Chorus]
I'm working at my job
I'm so happy
More boring by the day
But they pay me
All that time spent going to school
Just to end up following-rules

[Chorus]

Now it's time to take a break
Don't stray too far or you'll be late
Thank you for your service and a long career
Glad you gave us your best years

[Chorus]


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At My Job Lyrics as written by Darren Henley, Eric Reed Boucher, Geoffrey Lyall, Raymond John Pepperelle

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    Very industrial sounding.

    MountainJewon March 16, 2003   Link
  • +2
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    they are sarcastic about a mega-capitalistic society

    ObamaGoesPostalon January 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
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    A must-listen when your tripping out

    s_curry52on November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Reminds me of Lard.

    infotainment_ladon January 14, 2006   Link
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    i actually really enjoy listening to this song. i love the sarcasm

    godisnotgreat__on November 19, 2008   Link
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    Good song, kinda reminds me of Devo

    DeathByWaffleon August 08, 2009   Link
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    I agree with MountainJew, the music does sound Industrial. It reminds me of the Revolting Cocks' cover of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy."

    robertretro86on May 03, 2010   Link

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