The Offspring - Why Don't You Get a Job? Lyrics

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My friend's got a girlfriend
((((and)))) he hates that bitch
He tells me every day
He says "man I really gotta lose my chick
In the worst kind of way"

She sits on her ass
He works his hands to the bone
To give her money every payday
But she wants more dinero just to stay at home
Well my friend
You gotta say:

I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job

I guess all his money, well it isn't enough
To keep her bill collectors at bay
I guess all his money, well it isn't enough
Cause that girl's got expensive taste

I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job

Well I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all oh yeah
But hey man free rides just don't come along
every day

Let me tell you about my other friend now

My friend's got a boyfriend ((((and)))) she hates that dick
She tells me every day
He wants more dinero just to stay at home
Well my friend
You gotta say:

I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a job
oh yeah
I won't give ya no money
I always pay
now now Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
now now Why don't you get a
job!

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Welcome
  • 2 Have You Ever
  • 3 Staring at the Sun
  • 4 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
  • 5 The Kids Aren't Alright
  • 6 Feelings
  • 7 She's Got Issues
  • 8 Walla Walla
  • 9 The End of the Line
  • 10 No Brakes
  • 11 Why Don't You Get a Job?
  • 12 Americana
  • 13 Pay the Man / Pretty Fly (reprise)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    writers: Bryan Holland
    album: Track 11 in album Americana
    release date: 1998-11
    popularity : 1238 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Punk/Pop Rock
    length: 2:53
    producer: Dave Jerden
    mixer: Dave Jerden
    engineer: Bryan Carlstrom
    flute: Derrick Davis
    horn: Phil Jordan and Gabrial McNair
    assistant engineer: Annette Cisneros
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099749165625
    script: Latin