Work it, make it
Do it, makes us
Harder, better
Faster, stronger
More than, hour
Hour, never
Ever, after
Work is, over
Work it, make it
Do it, makes us
Harder, better
Faster, stronger

Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over

Work it harder, make it
Do it faster, makes us
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over

Work it harder
Do it faster
More than ever, hour
Work is never over
Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger
More than ever, hour after hour
Work is never over


Lyrics submitted by Phoebe101, edited by remembuary, saphire24

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Lyrics as written by Christo Guy Manuel D Homem Thomas Bangalter

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, BECAUSE EDITIONS

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  • +7
    General Comment

    Actually, Phoebe101 is correct. It is "hour after hour". The second "hour", however, is a pun and is taken both ways, "hour" and "our".

    Okay, this song is great. It took major contemplation and arguements with my English class, but we figured out its meaning. Think of this song, if you will, as a factory's assembly line. The assembly line begins with pieces and progressively builds upon those pieces to create a finished product. This song begins in pieces as well. "Work it." "Make it." etc. After a bit, newer, slightly more complex 'pieces' are added, but the whole of the meaning and structure is still incomplete. "More than hour." "Hour never." etc. Finally, the song hits the final and most complex 'sentence' verse. This verse is finely structured compared to the earlier, rougher stanzas. It is efficient and to the point, thought vague, as it can be. Efficiency comes in the pun with "hour". It would take more words to include the true meaning.

    The mechanical voice and constant, pulsating beat in this song greatly add to the effect of an assembly line.

    Okay, now with that out of the way, the meaning:

    Efficiency/Perfection. That is what this song is about. Working harder; making the product better, ever faster, makes the workers prosper. The workers strive to make their products more efficient, both tangible and intangible products. The work towards efficiency makes everything better superficially.

    However, the next line reveals the catch. More than ever, hour after hour, our work is never over.

    "More than ever." Each time the product is improved, a new, better, more efficient process is revealed. Every time the product is updated, a new improvement can be put on it. "More than ever" shows the fanatic strive towards the perfection.

    "Hour after hour" Continous work.

    "[Our] work is never over." The continous strive for effecient perfection is never over. New ideas and advances are always being made.

    That staza's meaning as a whole is left up to the individual listener to decide. Whether the listener enjoys contast work for perfection, leaving out the love and joy of living or does not like the idea of striving for something unobtainable while losing out on all the fun of life.

    Any other additions or points I've missed?

    LeCavalieron August 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My Opinion

    I really hope someone will see this, although this is an old song. So, I never got interested in this song ... Until five, or six days ago, when I saw official video for it. Well, all I can say is that I think (and that's based on this video i saw) this song is about becoming superstar with a help of 'Great music industry' which will help you to become suitable, accetable for public:

    Work it harder Make it better Do it faster Makes us stronger

    And in return you will be their 'worker' forever* ...

    Work it harder Do it faster More than ever Our work is never over

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English ...

    ElDumoon March 24, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It's because they're not - they're saying 'More than ever hour after our work is never over'....haha (because they're <i>so</i> different, right?)

    epochblueon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    it's clearly about screwing! "all our work is never over" because you end up with kids :P use protection hahaha!

    Italion December 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It always sounded to me that it was talking about those people who practice so much at what they do, they lose their humanity. That's why the voice sounds robotic and repetitive.

    BGCreatoron August 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    In the song it doesn't sound like they're really saying Ever Hour After or Hour Work is Never Over Hmmmm...

    misskittyon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    haha that just clamped the first two peoples comments hehe!! and i do believe LeCavalier is right... :P

    Princess |\/.\/|on August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Wow! I love the meaning and everything... very nice. Thanks for figuring it out! -_^

    Midorrianon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yea lecaliver is right, this song does own tho, the whole daft punk cd(discovery) is really awesome, its got such great beats in all of the songs, but the one song i dont really like in particular is voyager, i mean its kindof the same beat over and over with a little variance to all the sections

    nfgmaniac55on September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is cool. I especially love to listen to it while doing homework. Though, isn't it kind of funny that people have written so much interpretation of a song with such minimal, simple lyrics? Seems ironic to me, hee hee hee.

    simiankolyaon September 25, 2002   Link

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