Story Behind The Song

While technically I've been in "management" at a few jobs, I always related more to the guys and ladies who forge ahead day after day, succeeding oftentimes IN SPITE of the bosses, not because of them. I wanted to create a We Will Rock You type sing-along anthem for the faceless and nameless workers.

Song Description

This is a Rock/Funk/Country hybrid anthem for all the grunts and worker-bees of the world, with great syncopation and unexpected twists. You'll even hear Rock homage paid to The James Gang and The Isley Brothers as well as Toby Keith, Big & Rich and other crossover Southern Rock bands. There's even a Dixie Dregs-like fiddle during the short solo. Tongue-in-cheek humor, but still based in truth!

Song Length 3:31 Genre Rock - Funk, Country - Rock
Tempo Fast (151 - 170) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Stressed, Miserable Subject Office, General
Similar Artists Big & Rich, Fishbone Language English
Era 2000 and later


The sun comes up early in the mornin',
Shakin' my head, tryin' to start the day.
Fillin' my cup all the way to Tuesday,
Grab my keys and I'm on my way.
I'm goin' to work! You know a man's gotta work.
Work! We all gotta work.

The boss shows up with Krispy Kreme donuts,
Thinkin' that'll take the place of a raise
But if we all walked out, leavin' him stranded,
Wipe that smile right offa his face.
Work! That's why they call it work.
Work! You know we all gotta work.

Nine AM it's a three-hour meeting,
Coulda been an email easy as pie.
Nothing gets accomplished!
Feelin' like a catfish swingin' from a hook and I'm ready to die.
That's work! Man, it feels like work.
Work! You know we all gotta work.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Get back to Work! Every day, every night.
Work! Livin' paycheck-to-paycheck.
Work! I think I'll take a raincheck.

Ha I dig it!!!! Has just the right amount of "umph"

Solid rock! Great instrumentation! Good story that is well delivered. Pro production. Well done!

Production is top notch. Arrangements and instrumental is high quality as well. Vocals work well. Great guitar licks. Sounds very 70's and could be a good fit for a movie or TvSeries. Violin section adds a little spark. This is market ready material.

Great tune. Constant groove from start to finish and lyrics that are both humorous and insightful, and most of all, true. Great selection of instruments, and they all sound good.

Lyrics Robert P Birthisel Music Bob Birthisel
Producer Bob Birthisel Publisher Worldwide Birthisel Publishing
Performance Bob Birthisel Label DK
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Frank Pietrantoni (aka FrankLP) My Top Songs 3/27/2023


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