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"Work" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1987 home demo cassette collection Jules Verne's Sketchbook, then on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 3 in 2003.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “This (bassless) demo was put forward for BIG EXPRESS and was rehearsed in many different styles, motownesque, bluesy, reggaefied. But it resisted all treatments and was doomed to lay dormant in the corner of a cassette.”

Andy: “If I'd have had a five track recorder I could have put a bass on this potential Big Express tune. But then Colin might not have liked that. But then nobody liked this song anyway bar me. So there it lay, skiving off, round the back of the factory, having a crafty fag.”

LyricsEdit

Keep your fingers busy

Mentally or physically

What four-letter word

D'you know like ...


Look at me smile

Look at me doing their

Work

Y'see me shoveling the dirt

My how I sweat

But I don't mind

Cause it's work

You got me rolling up my shirt


There's all my old friends

Sat by the fountain drinking beer

Their days have no starts and no ends

They drift into pub nights with no

Promise for tomorrow


All that they want is some

Work

Work

Look at me smile

Look at me polish these

Tools

Am I breaking all the rules?

I cycle like mad

I don't want to be late for school

(Well it's night school)


Now all my new friends

Sit in their site huts drinking tea

My day has no start and no end

Drifts into home nights in my

Coffin by the fireside


Bugger this game

I know who's to blame

And that's

Work

Aw, work


Keep your fingers busy

Mentally or physically

What four-letter word

D'you know like


Oh! Work, work

Oh! Work, work


I'm back with my old friends

Sat by the Brunel drinking beer

Don't want this to ever end

We're living in fear of being

Misled by a new myth


Work

I don't want to go to work

Work

I don't want to go to work

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