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Rights rap tune – Day 2 Day Work

Day 2 Day Work was written by students as part of a Worksite competition. The lyrics came from Matthew John Condoluci, Scarlett Ryan, Catlin Silec and Lab Som.

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ACTU Worksite day2day [2]

When I wake up in the morning, I look up in the sky (LAB SOM)

Then I ask the lord, why oh why
I have to go to work, when my boss is a jerk
I see it in his face, I see a great smirk
It may because of my race, It may be cause my face
But whatever the case, I look inside
Knowing my hearts not in the right place
So let me tell you something, Mister Man
I’m gonna sing this to ya, and try to make my stand
Give me a good pay, or I’m on my way
If you want me here, then try to make me stay
My feet hurt from standing all day (CAITLIN SILEC)
Stupid people, minimum pay
Time slows down, about to stop
You gotta get me outta this shop
The saving grace, today’s pay day
Things looking brigher, straight away

HOOK

You gotta step it up (MATTHEW CONDOLUCI)
Never give it up
Always gotta try
Don’t let your spirit die
Just play it out
And you will see
Cause things will get better in time
Cause one day it’ll be our time to shine

At work you gotta do what you gotta do
In this modern day world, this cold cold world
My advice is to get a job you like
Cause you’re stuck doing it ’til 65 and
You need money for the gas to drive
You need to be able to put food on the table
And you gotta keep your family stable
They’re the basics, man, you gotta face it
You need work to enjoy your life
Work brings in money and without it your in deep strife
Cause you always gotta think ahead in the near future
What it is that you want to do with your life
But you always need a back up
Just in case you stack up
Living life, there comes a time (SCARLETT RYAN)
You gotta learn to make a dime
Living on your momma and poppa supply
Is no way anymore, you gotta get out there
And open that door
Get into the workforce, that’s what I reinforce
That’s what I do
Day shifts, night shifts, I don’t need lifts

HOOK (MATTHEW CONDOLUCI)

You gotta step it up
Never give it up
Always gotta try
Don’t let your spirit die
Just play it out
And you will see
Cause things will get better in time
Cause one day it’ll be our time to shine

Cause its all day to day work
Workers going all beserk
All the guys wanna flirt
All the chicks wanna work
Boss is pushing ya
Till ya body starts to hurt
But its all just day to day work
And the work I gotta do
To achieve my dream
Aint as easy as it seems
Especially when its just me
Running my team of just me
People never see the shit
That goes on behind the scenes

HOOK

You gotta step it up
Never give it up
Always gotta try
Don’t let your spirit die
Just play it out
And you will see
Cause things will get better in time
Cause one day it’ll be our time to shine

Words by:
Matthew John Condoluci, Parade College VIC
Scarlett Ryan, Maroochydore State High School QLD
Catlin Silec, Lanyon High School ACT
Lab Som, Kent Street Senior High School WA

Produced by:
DJ Smitten and recorded with MC Calski, DJ Perplex, Plutonic Lab and Demilition Bgirl

Hear our other tunes and read their lyrics – hip hop #1 [3] | hip hop #2 [4]