Dirty Work

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France & RPM Studios, New York City
Recording date: April-October 1985
Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman 
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Keyboards: Chuck Leavell

 

Living high, sitting in the sun
Sit on your ass 'til your work is done
You lazy mother, your hands are clean

You pull the strings and you've got the clout
There's something filthy living in your mouth
Pushing your buttons, you get away for free

You let somebody do the dirty work
Find some loser, find some jerk
Find some dumb ass, do it all for free

You let somebody do the dirty work
Find some loser, find some jerk
Find some greaseball, yeah

It's beginning to make me angry
I'm beginning to hate it
You're a user, you're a user
I'm going to shake it

You let somebody do the dirty work
I never see no grease on you, baby
Yeah, you never roll your sleeves up, do you, ever baby?

You let somebody do the dirty work
Find some fucker, find some jerk
Yeah do it all for free

While you're out having all the fun
They'll take the blame when the trouble comes
Let somebody do it, do it

It's beginning to make me angry
I'm beginning to hate you
You're a user, you're a user
I hate you

Make me crazy, make me crazy

Let somebody do the dirty work

(...) make me crazy

Sweeping the street, sucking the dirt
Taking it hard, taking the hurt
Look at the hungry laughing at me
Look at the poor sick in the street
Look at the rich feeding their faces
Look at them run the whole place
Making me angry, making me hurt
Let them eat shit, let them eat dirt

Make me crazy...
Dirty work...
 

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