Friday, September 13, 2019

WIRTW #568 (the “work songs, vol. 1” edition)


Today, I thought I’d take a look at some of the best songs ever written about working. Here are my first five. (These are not necessarily the “top 5,” and are not in any particular order; they are just the five that came to mind.)

They hurt you at home, and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever, and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy, you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be

A working class hero is something to be


It’s a rich man’s game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Putting money in his wallet
Working 9 to 5
What a way to make a living


Now I’ve made a living out of shaking my ass
And if you offer me an office, I’d have to pass

But our jobs are all jobs, and sometimes they suck
I love what I do, and I’ve had pretty good luck


And if your train’s on time, you can get to work by nine
And start your slavin’ jobs and get your pay

If you ever get annoyed, look at me, I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day


Oi!
Bus driver
Ambulance man
Ticket inspector
I don’t understand


What songs would you add to my list? Drop a comment below and let me know.

Here’s what I read this week:


HR & Employee Relations
* Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash

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