We Gotta Get Paid

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"We Gotta Get Paid"
We Gotta Get Paid cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Released December 29, 2020
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

This song is part of the "We Gotta Get Paid" lineage of songs
"Shake Me Down" redirects here. For the similarly-titled demo, see "Please Don't Shake Me Down."

"We Gotta Get Paid" (also known as "We're Gonna Get Paid") is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was originally demoed in consideration for what would eventually become Weezer's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years on December 29, 2020.

Appearances

Overview

"We Gotta Get Paid" is a reworking of the 1999 Cuomo demo "And If You Go It's Natural."

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For previous demos, see "And If You Go It's Natural."
Rivers Cuomo Shake Me Down shake_me_down_2014_2_24_10_32_56.mp3 February 24, 2014 5:27 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo We Gotta Get Paid We Gotta Get Paid.mp3 2011-2014 2:53 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo We Gotta Get Paid We Gotta Get Paid    4.mp3 2011-2014 2:47 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo We're Gonna Get Paid We're Gonna Get Paid    4.mp3 2011-2014 2:47 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
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Lyrics

We Gotta Get Paid (ver. 4)

Get up for work
Put on your clothes
Where are your shoes?
Heaven only knows
We're late again
We got no friends
And then we die
That's where this story ends

We got to go, sugar
Don't get stranded in the quagmire
This is our lucky day
We gotta get paid

Relax yourself
It makes you fresh
It's Friday night
Trash another desk
Go heal yourself
With magic bomb
The world could end
And still we would feel calm

We got to go, sugar
Don't get stranded in the quagmire
This is our lucky day
We gotta get paid

We gotta get paid
We gotta get paid
We gotta get paid

We got to go, sugar
Don't get stranded in the quagmire
This is our lucky day
We gotta get paid

We're poor as fuck
We got no luck
When God came down
He skipped over our town

And so it goes
From week to week
We do our best
To turn another cheek

We got to go, sugar
Don't get stranded in the quagmire
This is our lucky day
We're gonna get paid (heave, ho)
We gotta paid (heave, ho)

See also