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Why Don't You Get a Job?
Americana album cover
First Released Americana
Recorded Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Length 2:52
Singer/Guitarist Dexter Holland
Guitarist Noodles
Bassist Greg K.
Drummer Ron Welty
Produced by Dave Jerden

"Why Don't You Get a Job?" is the eleventh track on The Offspring's 1998 fifth album, Americana, and was released as the second single to promote the album.

Chart performance

"Why Don't You Get a Job?" was released as a single on March 30, 1999, four months after the release of Americana. It was semi-successful, making it to #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks.

Lyrics

My friend's got a girlfriend
Man 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
Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way, no way
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
Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way, no way
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, man she hates that dick
She tells me every day
He wants more dinero just to stay at home
Well my friend
You gotta say

Appearances

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