Living high, sitting in the sun Sit on your ass till your work is done You lazy mother, your hands are clean You pull the strings and you got the clout There's something filthy living in your mouth Pushing your buttons you get away free
You let somebody do the dirty work Find some loser, find some jerk Find some dumb ass do it all for free 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 gonna shake you
Let somebody do the dirty work I never see no grease on you baby Never roll your sleeves up, do you, never baby Let somebody do the dirty work Find some fucker, find some jerk Do it all, 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, I hate you When you push you make me crazy
Let somebody do it all for free Let somebody do the dirty work Let somebody do it all for free Let somebody do the dirty work Let somebody do the dirty work Pushing it harder, pushing it harder
Writer/s: KEITH RICHARDS, MICK JAGGER
Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Alastair from Stranraer, United KingdomAn outtake from the sessions shows that in an earlier version of the song, the phrase Dirty Work was reference to sexual shenanigans. Before Jagger (was it he?) decided on a different theme.
Susan from Toronto, CanadaIt's funny Mick sings this song, because Keith apparently wrote this song ABOUT Mick. Mick was also working on his first solo album SHE'S THE BOSS at the time DIRTY WORK was being recorded. Keith felt the other Stones were working hard on DIRTY WORK and Mick would just pop in briefly to record his vocals and leave. This lines like, "You never roll your sleeves up do you ever, baby?" So Mick is actually singing a song critical of himself!
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