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Song Parodies -> "Work, Can't Find"

Original Song Title:

"Learn To Fly"

Original Performer:

Foo Fighters

Parody Song Title:

"Work, Can't Find"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

An ode to the jobless aka me but with important bills to pay (instead of just a long list of nerdy things I want but can't get). Enjoy!
Been a while since I had wa-ages
So I've tried all ni-ight
To find a position, both i-in print and onli-i-ine
But the process is kinda stu-upid
Cause it seems half the ti-ime
They want more experience tha-an I've been ali-i-ive

I'm searchin' for a job that pa-ays me
More than enough to get by-y
But it seems "minimu-um wage" is a lie-ie-ie
Not livin' in my mother's ba-asement
So the bills, they multiply-y
So I'm angry that decent work, can't fi-i-ind

Almost half of the voca-ations
Are too far to dri-ive
Meager pay just ain't worth the three-ee ho-ur bus ri-i-ide
And then they say that I should get a Business degree, why-y?
That course takes six months, I don't rea-eally have the-e-e time

All I want is a decent wa-age, please
Somethin' simple, nine to fi-ive
Can't promise good work i-if the shift's at ni-i-ight
None of these ads have informa-ation
That wouldn't make me decli-ine
They'd give me no chance to get work, I cry-y-y
At times cause I can't find good work, dude

Tried to search on Seek, disappointing when it loa-oads
Other websites likewise blo-ow
Could try networking, but I doubt it'll work, no-o
Don't have many friends, you know

Should know my luck is far from grea-eat, please
So could you not patroni-ise
And say "I'm sure you ca-an find work, just try-y-y"
I've got my share of irrita-ation
Lookin' through these damn job si-ites
Yeah, I guess I snapped, I'm sorry, dude

Say you've found a job? Explai-ain, please
That's ho-urly wage? Oh my-y
I can walk that dista-ance, easy as pie-ie-ie
Don't care if it's a fast food sta-ation
Half the menu, I don't li-ike
Any job will do, and this will do fi-i-ine
Cross my fingers that when I do apply
I don't get ditched cause of the drug fumes

Seek is an online job-searchy place, if that didn't come across in the parody itself. Also, DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGS.

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Pacing: 3.4
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Overall Rating: 3.4

Total Votes: 13

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Micunt Patch O'Lick - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
But haven't you heard? This is an economic recovery! The 0bumessiah has created a million jobs for poor ignorant snaggle-toothed rednecks like you; hell, a BILLION jobs! Why can't you acknowledge the omniscient beneficence of your Government, which knows what's good for you far better than you EVER will? Lazy teabagger!
bobpiecheese - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Because I'm Australian, he's not my President. No, my Prime Minister is Tony Abbott, and last I checked he's a complete twat. So nice assuming there!
Simulpatriot - March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Sounds like he's a lot like the catamite here in the U.S.A.... though I'm guessing yours doesn't snuggle up to Iran while pissing on Israel the way ours does.
Jersey Voter - March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Obama is da best President ever, he got Osama! Who are these ISIL people? As long as we can print money, Obama is the man! Big government is the answer cuz people can't make their own decisions about their lives. Cuba and Iran are our friends!!!
The UK warden - April 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved this!! I was the same a couple of years ago. Put some parodies up here myself of the same caliber. Well done old bean!
Matthias - April 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Well it's nice to see that finding a job sucks all over the world. This one didn't have any gut bursting funny lines but it's good satire on what a lot of people are going through right now.
Max Power - April 19, 2015 - Report this comment
It is a good social commentary when it comes to what have been up lately and then some.
Blaydeman - April 21, 2015 - Report this comment
(Artistry) it's interesting to here that the U.S. isn't the only place in the world with a harsh job market. Very pertinent satire, indeed.
Agrimorfee - April 21, 2015 - Report this comment
It is all too true. I wish you had some really funny lines in this to alleviate the pain we are all going through, though.
Abbott Skelding - April 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Learn to Fly is probably my favorite Foo Fighters song, so bonus points there. I agree with the lack of gut busting lines, but this was still nicely executed. And let me tell you, as someone who is working two part time jobs...that isn't much better haha.

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