The accuracy of the lyrics from the Friends theme song

I recently started watching the TV show Friends (again). While listening to the soundtrack I realized that it’s actually quite depressing.

So no one told you life was going to be this way.
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, you’re love life’s DOA.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear,
Well, it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.

Although in a way, many of us feel this way at some point in our lives. I mean if you look at it rationally:

  • “Your job is a joke”
    Many of us don’t find our dream job and if we do, usually the pay is bad or the coworkers/bosses are horrible. So you could say that at least one job in our life will be or has been a joke.
  • “You’re broke”
    I don’t think I need to elaborate on this. If you weren’t born rich, you have at some point in your life probably been broke.
  • friends scene“You love life’s DOA”
    For those of you who don’t know what “DOA” means: Dead On Arrival
    Although this may seem grim, many of us don’t (easily) find the love of our lives early on. When we keep trying, sometimes our relationships are dead even before they can properly start…

I actually find it ironic how accurate these lyrics are, even now after the show has ended for about 12 years. There’s a lot we can learn from TV shows. Sadly, usually we only realize this after something we’ve been warned about in the form of a TV show or song has already happened to us.

Maybe it’s something to think about to pay more attention when watching TV or listening to music. Because even though the songs/ films are made as entertainment, they usually contain a valuable lesson that we can all learn from.

In my next blog, I will elaborate on some Disney lyrics that we can all learn from…


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