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Today's ear X-tacy: The Godfathers "Birth, School, Work, Death"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

It’s an anthem for those who feel trapped in the monotonous cycle of everyday life. “Birth, School, Work, Death” by the ‘80s post-punk band The Godfathers is the title track from their second album, released in 1988. With its catchy melodies and hard-hitting lyrics, it became their biggest hit in the US. The shouted chorus repeats the relentless grind of the four stages of life that are commonly seen as necessary and unavoidable: birth, school, work, and death.

Check out this live performance from 2020:

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org