Video Still - Gossip - Get A Job

Lyrics I’d Like to Change 0001: Gossip’s “Get a Job”

Gossip’s “Get a Job” from the album “A Joyful Noise” is a pretty cool song. I’d just like to see one change made to the lyrics.

Beth Ditto sings “It was adorable when you were in your 20’s, not so cute anymore, now that you’re pushing 30”

BUT… if you’re “pushing 30”… you’re still in your 20s. So by reason of the lyrics, it should still be cute. I would much prefer if the lyrics were:

It was adorable, in your early 20’s,
not so cute anymore, now that you’re pushing 30

I think you’ll find it still works and makes more sense now.

Get a Job

I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work…

I hear you laughing but I don’t think it’s funny
What good can happen spending other people’s money
But, you better get a job

It was adorable when you were in your 20’s
Not so cute anymore, now that you’re pushing 30
You better get a job

But you never know, how it’s gonna go
How it’s all gonna end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try
I know it’s hard but,
You never know, how it’s gonna go, end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try

Girl, you better get a job,
Oh girl, you need to work real hard

Just had your hair done, but when I ask you for the rent
Poor little rich girl, you don’t know where the money went
You need to get a job

What kind of life is it, when every day’s a weekend
How quickly we forget, when I’m at work you’re sleeping in
You need to get a job

But you never know, how it’s gonna go
How it’s all gonna end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try
I know it’s hard but,
You never know, how it’s gonna go, end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try

Girl, you better get a job,
Oh girl, you need to work real hard

I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
I’d love to stay and party but I gotta go to work
Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work…

Who’s gonna hire you with your lack of experience
Who’s gonna wire you, the last of your inheritance

Girl, you better get a job,
Oh girl, you need to work real hard
[x2]

But you never know, how it’s gonna go
How it’s all gonna end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try
I know it’s hard but,
You never know, how it’s gonna go, end up tomorrow
You gotta try, try, try

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