Well I've been lookin' real hard
And I'm tryin' to find a job
But it just keeps gettin' tougher every day

from Steve Miller Band – Rock'n Me Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The 1970s — like the 2010s — had significant issues with unemployment. Traveling from city to city as a young man, the singer struggled to find a stable job to support his love. He found only enough cash to live and rock out, but never to settle down.

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