The Importance of Being Idle

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"The Importance of Being Idle" is a song by the English rock band Oasis from their sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth (2005), written and sung by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was released on 22 August 2005 in the UK as the album's second single. The song was written by Gallagher in the summer of 2004, before the band made their final attempt at recording what would become Don't Believe the Truth. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, staying there for a week, marking the first time that Oasis had ever earned two successive number ones in the same calendar year (having also charted at number one earlier in 2005 with "Lyla"). "The Importance of Being Idle" would prove to be the band's last UK number one prior to their break-up in 2009. As of 2019, it is also their most recent single release to be certified Silver in the UK. Noel got the title from the book of the same name, which he found whilst cleaning out a garage (it belonged not to him, but to his then-girlfriend and current wife, Sara MacDonald). 


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2005
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I sold my soul for the second time, ''cause the man don't pay me.
I begged my landlord for some more time, he said "Son, the bill's waiting."
My best friend called me the other night, he said, "Man, are you crazy?"
My girlfriend told me to get a life, she said, "Boy, you lazy."

But I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit. 
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.

I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit. 
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.

I lost my faith in the summertime, ''cause it don't stop raining.
The sky all day is black as night, but I know I can't blame me.
I begged my Doctor for one more line, he said "Son, words fail me!"
There ain't no place to be killing time, I guess I'm just lazy.

I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine.
I'll be fine - if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit. 
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it.

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Written by: NOEL GALLAGHER

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