Bonnie Tyler with Todd Rundgren - Loving You’s A Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

A Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (long version) 7:48 Jim Steinman
B1 Under Suspicion 4:24 Peter Oxendale / Bonnie Tyler / Paul Hopkins
B2 It’s A Jungle Out There 4:33 Dennis Polen / Paul Pilger / William Moloney

Produced and Directed by Jim Steinman
Engineered and Mixed by John Rollo
Remixed by Larry Alexander
Cover Painting: "The Beguiling of Merlin" by Edward Burne-Jones

Label CBS Cat.No. CBSA 12.6662 Format 12″ Year 1985 Country NL

Bonnie Tyler with Todd Rundgren - Loving You’s A Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

A Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It 5:50 Jim Steinman
B Under Suspicion 4:24 Peter Oxendale / Bonnie Tyler / Paul Hopkins

Produced and Directed by Jim Steinman
Engineered and Mixed by John Rollo
Remixed by Larry Alexander
Cover Painting: "Phyllis and Demophoön" by Edward Burne-Jones

Label CBS Cat.No. CBSA 6662 Format 7″ Year 1985 Country NL

Bonnie Tyler - Loving You’s A Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It
Guest Vocalist Todd Rundgren

A Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (radio single - short edit) 4:05 Jim Steinman
B Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (longer edit) 5:50 Jim Steinman

Produced and Directed by Jim Steinman

Label CBS Cat.No. A 6662 Format 7″ Year 1985 Country UK Notes promo

Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

(there were times we had it all)
(there were times we lost it all)

Girl: When the sky is falling and you’re looking ‘round for somewhere to hide
Did you ever call out to someone?
Did you ever call out to me, I’ve never been gone—
I’ve been right here by your side
There ain’t nothin’ but clouds
There ain’t nothin’ but clouds in your eyes

Why don’t you believe it when you finally found the truth?
You’ve been drinking poison water from the fountain of youth
Why don’t you stop tearing up everyone you need the most?
You’re so busy trying to get even
You never even try to get close

I can’t explain it away
It doesn’t make any sense
To know what it’s like
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
It doesn’t matter baby
Loving you’s a dirty job
(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it)
But somebody’s gotta do it

Boy: There were times when we’d never fake it
There were times when we’d always make it
There were times when we’d take it to the limit
And we’d never, never, ever leave each other alone
We were flesh and blood and bone
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

Both:
(Alt/
Same)
There were times when we took our chances
There were times we were damn good dancers
There were times when we heard all the answers
In the beating of the drummer and the riches of the rock and the roll
I can see right through your soul
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

(It’s a dirty job, but we can make it … somebody’s gotta do it)

Boy: If your fears could only be forgotten
We could pull all the barriers down
Would you follow your dreams’ desire?
Would you follow your secret dreams and forbidden fire?
Let’s just peel out of this town
Both: It’s been nothing but dreams
It’s been nothing but dreams until now
Boy:You’re never gonna see it
Both:You got your head stuck in the sand
Boy:It’s the land of the free and easy street
Girl:It’s the home of the damned
Boy:You’re never gonna see it
Both:You better open up your eyes
Girl:You’re the only one who’s left—
Both:Who’s gonna believe all your lies

Boy: I can’t explain it away
It doesn’t make any sense
Both: To know what it’s like
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
It doesn’t matter baby
Girl: Loving you’s a dirty job
(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it)
But somebody’s gotta do it

Girl: There were times when we fought like tigers
There were times we were damn good liars
Boy: There were times we extinguished every fire
Both: That was burning, burning, burning, up each other alive

Boy: From the heavens on down to the dives
Both: There were times we lost it all
There were times we lost it all …

Boy:Oooh

(there were times when we fought like tigers)
(there were times we were damn good liars)

Both: There were times when our bodies glistened
There were times that we can’t stop missing
There were times that we’d lay in bed and listen
To the pounding, pounding, chorus of our desperate hearts
Nothing could have torn us apart
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it … all

(there were times we had it all)
(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it)
(there were times we lost it all)
(somebody’s gotta do it) …
[repeat with adlibs]

Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman. Lost Boys Music.

Under Suspicion

I put my trust in you ‘cos I’m not the suspicious kind
But it seems to me that there’s someone on your mind
And maybe I’m wrong and maybe there’s some mistake
But I won’t take any chances, I’m watching every mover you make
I never felt so scared and helpless before
I wish I could believe in you but I just gotta be sure

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

When we talk I can see you can’t look me straight in the eye
What’s all the secrecy, you got me wondering why
Is there someone you met to make you regret your decision
How could you forget all our plans and all our ambitions
Don’t try to pull the wool right over my eyes
You think you’re pretty smart but I can see right through your disguise

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

Instrumental

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion

Instrumental

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

Music and Lyrics by B. Tyler / P. Hopkins / P. Oxendale. CBS Songs Ltd./Superworld Music Ltd./Copyright Control.