So What!

So What! is a Jane’s Addiction song released on 1997’s Kettle Whistle album. According to Perry, it was an early Jane’s song that started off as a hum and was never completed nor recorded until the 1997 relapse. Warner Brothers reportedly rushed the band to complete the song for release as a single.  Jane’s Addition, nor any related side project, has never performed this song live.

The introduction used for this song, as heard on the Kettle Whistle album, was taken from a live recording of the July 24, 1991 Lollapalooza show the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.  The banter took place after the song Thank You Boys.

Lyrics

Man ain’t meant to work
C’mon build a machine!
So we can sleep and make love deeper
Later we can dance and we can drink!

Man ain’t meant to work
C’mon build a machine!
So we can live for our own pleasure
Please yourself! Please your queens!

Early morning the sun is yawning
I am not kind yet
I am certain, I have no doubt
Life is for playing
Days like these
I hardly disagree

So what! That’s my conclusion
I think I’m gonna dig myself now

Yes its early morning the sun is yawning
I am not kind yet
I am certain, I have no doubt
That life is for playing
Days like these
I hardly disagree