Well we’re living here in Everytown
And they’re taking all the job postings down
At the city hall they’re killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line.
Well our fathers fought the Vietnam War
So we sit and watch the Jersey Shore
With pop culture and ironic shirts
So we can’t be hurt
And we’re living here in Everytown.
But the joblessness was handed down
To the graduates who want their pay…
Well we’re waiting here in Everytown
For the USA that we never found
For the promises our teachers gave
While they worked hard
We didn’t behave.
So the graduations stay in the drawer
Opportunities to mop a floor
But the bosses still won’t give us a job
They hire instead
Some idiot slob.
And we’re waiting here in Everytown.
But they’ve taken all the gold that’s around
And the corporations squirrelled away…
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got.
If something happened on the way to that place
They threw our “education” back in our face, oh oh oh.
Well I’m living here in Everytown
And it’s hard to pin employment down.
So I’ll temp myself into the grave…
I just wanna have a job today…
And we’re failing here in Everytown.