“Ernold Same”: An Accurate Depiction of the Office Worker’s Life

While some argue that Blur’s The Great Escape was Modern Life Is Rubbish on steroids, and therefore, less enjoyable, it seems that what truly off-put people about the record was just how accurate a depiction it was (and is) of modern life.

Perhaps the realest song on the album is the monotony-laden “Ernold Same,” describing the rote functions of a man who lives the same life every day to, from and at work. The lyrics, “Oh Ernold Same, his world stays the same/Today will always be tomorrow/Poor Ernold Same, he’s getting that feeling once again. Nothing will change tomorrow.” And yes, this is exactly how it feels to those who are damned to the office sentence.