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Song Parodies -> "Dead End Jobs"

Original Song Title:

"100 Years"

Original Performer:

Five for Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"Dead End Jobs"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

I'm going to kick off where I left off. Last year, I ended the season with a song that immediately broke opening week download records for my songs, and another song that I had posted became the first song of mine to reach as high as 51st--thank you guys for your support, as always my songs are available for download or listen, Hear Dead End Jobs for Free!
I'm mowing lawns at the moment
Charging about 15 dollars
and I'm just dreaming
saving my change for a car

I'm bagging cans at the moment
My income's better than ever
and I just bought it
Driving around in that new car

Mowing lawns won't pull me through
Bagging groceries, tried that too
15, There's always a curse, my job's the worst
There's only so many Dead End Jobs to learn

I'm at your door for the moment
Pepperoni with a side of breadsticks
I'm driving away babe
Your neighbor's next on the list

I'll check you in for a moment
Give you a key to your hotel room
Now chasing my tears with Mountain Dew

Delivery was so bad too
The hotel gave me the flu
and then I quit a job again

15 times I've left and gone, 15
There's always a curse, my jobs the worst
There's only so many dead end jobs to learn

Check Cashing's alright
We ripped off a guy
And that job was gone
The pool store wasn't too long
now I am OK, I'm moving on

I'm an escort for a moment
I'll drop my drawers for a hundred
and I'm still dreaming
Now hopping for another car

15 jobs I've tried to do
Even tried to shovel poo
Convenience store I'm on my way
Got a new job today. . .

Ooohh hooo oooh
Ooohh hooo oooh
Ooohh hooo oooh hooo hoo hoooooooo

Theater I'm Sick of you
I can't stand no more fast food
Theme Parks, There's Always a curse my job's the worst
When You've only got a hundred jobs to quit
As always, all my songs are available for free listen or download, My Page Important note, I have nearly finished recording Project 2, just one parody left--although many more to post here, my Soundclick page has some that will be posted here soon over the coming days early this year. . .I am building my list for Project 3 which will include some challenging songs. . I have appreciated all the comments received here, most have been positive, and any criticism has been constructive, so thank you everyone. . .all my songs from P1 and P2 will be re-recorded using similar qualities found in Every Call I Make & Careless Hook Ups, except fine tuning both of the aforementioned as well. . .Listen to the Below Average Dave 24/7 Radio Station featuring all of my parodies and a couple of Electronic songs of mine too for free

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 26

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 5   24

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Jason - January 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff B.A.D.. Ever considered bus driving as a change of job? (I work as a bus driver when Im not writing parodies)
Michael Pacholek - January 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Apparently, at least in New Jersey, having a driver's license, common sense and the ability to read a watch and a timetable are not prerequisites for driving a bus. I understand there's a position available on Maggie's Farm. It pays 7 an hour, but they'll say it's 24. I'm blowing smoke in your face just for kicks.
Yoidy - January 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Work on Maggie's Farm. It's 555 acres, but you'll get along!
AFW - January 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Humerous vocational adventures, here...good work.555
Below Average Dave - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Re-recorded as well on 1/11/2007, that was quite a bit for one night, but I may not be done. . .I know I won't get much free time so craming is becoming a necessity to get this done before the AmIRight Ages competition starts.
Jason - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Hey B.A.D! I know how BAD it can be being stuck in a deadend job! 555
Matthias - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
You always got a position as great parody author at the Amiright Factory
Agrimorfee - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You have a certain style in your parodies that seems to inhabit the OS's you work with: very introspective, very smart writing. Kinda like John Mayer (don't take that as a slam or anything!) . Had no idea that song was called "100 Years" , so thank you for the recording. Nice stuff. This will be in the top 5.
Michael E Cormier - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not too familiar with FFF, BAD, but I like the lyrics. Any jobs that pay $555 an hour? Just asking. lol
Peter Andersson - February 15, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - You're getting better, but don't quit your davejob (pun intended) just yet. ;-)
Max Power - February 22, 2007 - Report this comment
tomario - February 23, 2007 - Report this comment
"I'll drop my drawers for a hundred" lol reminds me of a girl i once knew (i said knew not experienced) very good parody 555
Phil Alexander - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
:-) There are worse jobs, I'm sure... tell you what, why not follow it up with a "There are worse things I could do" parody.
Johnny D - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Call 1-800-555-VOTE and find out how that "Dead-End-Job" can be turned into a "Cul-De-Sac-Career" !!
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Reminds me of the classic line "I've quit better jobs than this!" Very well done.
The Charnstar - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Yet again, another song this month I swear I've read before. Anyway, once again, GREAT parody Dave, you're definately gettin' bumped up a knotch, you now kick ASS! 5-5-5
Stuart McArthur - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) ah, don't worry Dave, you can always marry Britney Spears - that job's vacant at the minute (although not as vacant as Britney) - I couldn't download for some reason, but as Agri said, an interestingly introspective write with great detail - 555
Red Ant - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another good recording, Dave, but given my current situation and the realization that I've wasted two years of my life in yet another crappy job, I just couldn't get into this one. Sorry buddy.
Below Average Dave - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I understand that Red Ant, it's not funny when you are living it, as I was when I first wrote it:) The thing is. . .you are being honest about it, and I always love that.
wannabemustangjockey - March 01, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Reminds me of "These Places I've Been Fired". Not a bad parody but one that, like Red Ant said, doesn't sit well with those who are actually in that situation. It doesn't bother me though.
Five for Fighting Fan - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought I was going to be offended when I found this in my Yahoo search. Boy was I proven wrong, and I love the recording.
Pappa Smurf - September 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Good stuff.
Agrimorfee - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Everything above still applies.
Matthias - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Bringing home 555 dollars on your paycheck for all of these Dead End Jobs.
bobpiecheese - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) I am not in this rut...yet anyways. Brill job, BAD!
stuart mcarthur - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) see above - although it's not side-splittingly funny, it's detailed and interesting, which is definitely not a bad thing - it's kind of a style thing
Kristof Robertson - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4D) What Stu said, Dave...what it lacks in LOL humour, it more than makes up for in realism and insight. Great stuff. 555
Jeff Reuben - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job here, loved the lyrics and the recording! Hope the job's getting better!
Cat - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) A bit shaky on the pacing, but this was great! And despite what Kristof said, I thought this was plenty funny! Certainly an improvement over that stupid sappy OS.
Mikey Squirrel - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC- Very interesting and well done, Dave. Love the recording too. Did you really have all those jobs? Well, it's still better than what I've done.

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