Dirty Work

by Andrew Rose

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I have so little time to write music that I wrote some music about it.

Dirty Work is about having an artistic instinct that speaks up at inconvenient times and disappears when you finally sit down to harness it.


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I feel your dirty hooks in me
I feel you getting tired
of the way I move
and the way I choose to survive

I get your dirty looks for free
I get you scraps of time
Not enough for you
Barely room for two in the rhyme


Really ought to be elsewhere
but you're there. Play fair. Don't give me the stare
You shake me down for your fee
My heart beats too sweet to listen for free
When I've no time, you arrive at an answer
When I ask you, why won't you answer me?
Let's rephrase that gift you claim to be:
I don't do your dirty work for free


I wear your dirty trace you leave
I wear you like a spine
You're the way I dance
and the way I glance at the time

I take that dirty guarantee
I take my peace of mind
Yeah, you'll be my guest
as I bend to feed you tonight


Really ought to be elsewhere
but you're there. Play fair. Don't give me the stare
You shake me down for your fee
My heart beats too sweet to listen for free
When I've no time, you arrive at an answer
When I ask you, why won't you answer me?
Let's rephrase that gift you claim to be:
I don't do your dirty work for free


If you so love hearing my prayers
Then be there. Play fair. Quit dodging my stare
When you feel like coming around
My heart pounds. Shakes ground. You through me resound
You hold me fast talking into the morning, thank you kindly
How dare you answer me
laughing like a child at the debris
the goddamn dirty joke you make of me

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released March 3, 2019

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