9 to 5
Dolly Parton Lyrics


Tumble outta 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

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 fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me

They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step on the boss man's ladder
But you got dreams he'll never take away
You're in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waiting for the day your ship'll come in
And the tide's gonna turn and it's all gonna roll your way

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, whoa 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 dream 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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Written by: Dolly Parton

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Dez S.

I didn’t like this song a lot as a child, but now that I’m actually working, this song has become pretty much a daily motivational listen for me lmao

Mariska C

9 to 5 sounds like a sweet deal now. More like 8 to 6.

Mariska C

Same. I think it scared me as a child 😄

Katelyn Alexander

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Asataul Bazh

We’re still sanging the same o same o…Dolly tried to warn me…but now it’s my traffic theme song

TiroDvD

May I also suggest "Captain of Industry" from the movie "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" It's the inspiration of "Land of Chocolate". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_NX05XLUp4

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Christina Watkins | Photography & Lifestyle

Dolly is a genius. This video tells a story in times when music videos tended not to tell a story. Dolly has been and always will be ahead of her time and a talented musician

Randy Cockfield

This song was written and is for the early 80’s movie that Dolly and two other women co-workers star in called 9 to 5. They basically had Dolly sing a little while rolling clips of the movie for this video. Would be much more difficult if the movie/soundtrack hadn’t been part of the package deal.

Lindsay Mays

The first music videos were probably the Scopitones of the 60’s (Joi Lansing’s “Web of Love” and Nancy Sinatra’s “These boots are made for walking” are examples) Before that, they had the Soundies of the 40’s.

Poof

Idk dude. It was common to tell story in a music video as late as 30s-40s. This wasn’t new at all. Lol

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