It's A Dirty Job But Someone's Gotta Do It

It's A Dirty Job But Someone's Gotta Do It

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This was a quick demo I made earlier this summer that was under 2 mins. It proved to be one of those ear worms that we listened to again and again (hence the 95 plays!) and I felt it deserved another turn on the mixing desk to make into a fuller song. Today I lengthened it by adding a bridge and a double chorus out, changed the kick and snare and added a few more fills, added saxophone, more theramin, backing vocals. I use H-Delay by Waves for the vox and tremolo. It was a bit of a job as I had melodyned my vox so it wasn't as simple as cut and paste! The ukelele and bass etc had to b lined up just right. But hey I'm pretty pleased with this one!

Lyrics: 

IT’S A DIRTY JOB BUT SOMEONE’S GOTTA DO IT
2021 Cooper/Jones

Cleaning up after you and the mess that you make
Is a thankless task, there’s no give or take
I have to hold my nose in order to get through it
It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it
 
I can think of better ways to spend my time
Than removing evidence from the scene of the crime
There was gonna be a backlash and you knew it
It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it
 
You’ve got blood on your hands
And a target on your back
One day they’ll hang you high
Or you’ll have a heart attack
til then it’s down to me
To stay one step ahead
Bite the very bullet
That would see you dead
 
Challenging you is strictly forbidden
But I know where all the bodies are hidden
So look after me or I might think screw it
It’s a dirty job and I don’t wanna do it

You’ve got blood on your hands
And a target on your back
One day they’ll hang you high
Or you’ll have a heart attack
'til then it’s down to me
To stay one step ahead
Bite the very bullet
That would see you dead

You’ve got blood on your hands
And a target on your back
One day they’ll hang you high
Or you’ll have a heart attack
'til then it’s down to me
To stay one step ahead
Bite the very bullet
That would see you dead



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

i love swampy beats and georgies vocals ride high on these. the ace lyrics are a bonus.

Oh yeah! This is the kind of little ditty I’m crazy for! Wowsa! Could listen on repeat! I am listening on repeat - dancing and singing along - lol!

vivalarayna's picture

YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!! This absolutely a "play on repeat" kind if song. Wow, these lyrics are a type of storytelling I aspire to one day achieve. Love the twist at the end of the 3rd verse. "To stay one step ahead/and bite the very bullet/that would see you dead". DAYUM! Tarantino needs to write a film around this as the main title theme.

Panch's picture

Very enjoyable, catchy and clever. The lyrics are scanned in a very rhythmic way.

musicsongwriter's picture

Such fun to listen to your song and collaboration. Very cool singing and playing. Inspiring and catchy lyrics and music. I can imagine your song in a musical, it's visual, fun and easily connecting with. I can imagine also people wanting to join in with making dancing moves while you are performing it.

McTown's picture

Wow. Classic. I cannot say. The song, performance, and lyric could not be better. Nailed.

Gwyn Jones's picture

It was utterly fantastic what Georgie did with this lyric initially and now she has surpassed that with this new version!

davidtaro's picture

The performance is brilliant on this one. Love how you deliver the first and last couple of lines of the chorus. Great groove to it, nice production. Just a really really cool song, well done both!

AndreaB's picture

Great lyrics and a very catchy tune. I love the way you sing it. Awesome collab! It's fantastic.

Nahlej381's picture

I’m a sucker for trem. Another solid track. How’d a Brit get so swampy? I’d totally believe you might be boot legging shine. Wonderful performance.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Terrific job, you two! As always.

Love the vocals, love the arrangement. Great lyrics. What more can I say! Awesome as usual!

Serene's picture

Wow this is so fantastic.. I love the vocals... Really great delivery. Really great work

AndyGetch's picture

Captivating and all the pieces work well together! Oh yes those earworms.

dzd's picture

I can absolutely see why this ear wormed you, as it has me too. Fantastic lyric and really stellar vocal performance, really love where the vocals sit in in the mix too, definitely there, but not overbearing letting some of that great instrumentation shine, for sure worthy of multiple listens! Great work! No one will ever convice me you and Gwyn are actually Brittish Biggrin

wobbie wobbit's picture

wow this is great! so catchy and laid back feel, love both the lyrics and the music and spot on delivery too.

metalfoot's picture

Yes.... SO GOOD. The song propels itself forward both lyrically and musically. Earworm power for the win!

headfirstonly's picture

There is so much going on in this, the fact that there's even a Theremin hiding in the mix doesn't even warrant a raised eyebrow in the comments? Let me just say I am here for Theremin parts. I know how hard those things are to play! Those lines "Bite the very bullet / That would see you dead" are absolute genius. So, so good, all of it.