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Song in which the protagonist is told to get his life together.

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    Well I just saw this documentary on Merle Haggard and how a fellow inmate at the San Quentin prison told him "You can sing and write songs, use that gift and do better than I did!"

    Which gave me the idea to start a thread about that topic.


    In the story of "Quadrophenia" our protagonist runs into the former leader of the Mod gang he was a part of and to his horror finds him employed as a Bellboy at the same hotel they used to vandalize. The guy goes "Oh yeah, I remember you!" and proceeds to tell him proudly about how he turned his life around. But as his story continues, it goes from boasting about how good he looks in his uniform to basically admitting how much he HATES it: Here he is, stripped of his dignity, always expected to to do what he's told and expected to keep his mouth shut. Sometimes wandering on the beach wondering where it all went wrong. In his proud voice he then goes "You know you could learn a lot from a life like mine" with which he basically tells our protagonist "For Pete's sake, GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER! You don't want to end up like I did!"
     
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    Probably the most "Dad-song" of all the Dad-songs.
     
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    Many of Lennon's Beatles' songs could be listed here. Probably the later ones too, but I don't know many of those.
     
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    Get a job!

    Ev'ry morning about this time
    She get me out of my bed a-crying, "Get a job!"
    After breakfast ev'ry day
    She throws the want ads right my way
    And never fails to say, "Get a job!"

    Get a job!

    And when I get the paper
    I read it through and through
    And my girl never fails to say
    If there is any work for me

    And then I go back to the house, I hear the woman's mouth
    Preaching and a-cryin', tell me that I'm lyin' 'bout a job...
    ...that I never could find

    Get a job!

    And when I get the paper
    I read it through and through
    And my girl never fails to say
    If there is any work for me

    And then I go back to the house, I hear the woman's mouth
    Preaching and a-cryin', tell me that I'm lyin' 'bout a job...
    ...that I never could find

    Get a job!
     
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