9 To 5 Lyrics – Dolly Parton

English 1K November 10, 1980
"9 to 5" by Dolly Parton paints a vivid picture of the challenges and frustrations faced by working individuals in a conventional 9-to-5 job. It delves into the monotony, exploitation, and lack of recognition that many experience in the corporate world. The lyrics convey a sense of longing for a better life and the pursuit of dreams despite the obstacles imposed by the rigid structures of the traditional workday. ...Read More

9 To 5 Lyrics

[Verse 1: Dolly Parton]
Tumble out of bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumping
Out on the street, the traffic starts jumping
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

[Chorus: Dolly Parton]
Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living
Barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me
Mmm...

[Verse 2: Dolly Parton]
They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step on the boss man's ladder
But you've got dreams he'll never take away
In the same boat with a lot of your friends
Waiting for the day your ship'll come in
And the tide's gonna turn an' it's all gonna roll your way

[Chorus: Dolly Parton]
Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living
Barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving
They just use your mind and you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you
There's a better life and you think about it don't you
It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life putting money in his wallet
9 to 5, what a way to make a living
Barely getting by, it's all taking and no giving
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you
There's a better life and you think about it don't you
It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life putting money in his wallet

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9 To 5 Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "9 To 5" song?

"9 To 5" song is sung by Dolly Parton.

Who is the lyrics writer of "9 To 5" song?

"9 To 5" song lyrics written by Dolly Parton.

Who is the music producer of "9 To 5" song?

"9 To 5" song music composed & produced by Greg Perry.

When was "9 To 5" song released?

"9 To 5" song was released on November 10, 1980.