(Do the) Instant Mash Lyrics

Joe Jackson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
album: Track 9 in album Look Sharp!
release date: 1979-1
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length: 3:12
producer: David Kershenbaum
drums: David Houghton
lead vocals: Joe Jackson
engineer: Rod Hewison
guitar: Gary Sanford
bass guitar: Graham Maby
composer: Joe Jackson
lyricist: Joe Jackson

Cover Art

Joe Jackson Look Sharp! cover art
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In the supermarket there is music while you work
It drives you crazy, sends you screaming for the door
Work there for a year or two and you can get to like it
I don't work in supermarkets anymore

It's so easy, it's so easy
Grab can, lift arm, stack can, turn around
It's so easy, it's so easy

Do the instant mash, do the instant mash
Do the instant mash, make an instant smash
Doin' the instant mash

In the discorama there's a DJ tries to charm ya
They got flashing lights to dance to if you're shy
Red for treble, green for bass, they're wired in sequence 'round the place
You wait 'til ten, then try take off your tie
It's so easy, it's so easy

Lift hand, flick wrist, drop hand, turn around
It's so easy, it's so easy

Do the instant mash, do the instant mash
Do the instant mash, make some instant cash
Doin' the instant mash

In the cinema tonight they sit and watch the robots fight
The human beings don't have much to say
Robots making lots of cash and all they eat is instant mash
Oh, wouldn't you just love to be that way?

It's so easy, it's so easy
Heat it, beat it, eat it, turn around
It's so easy, it's so easy

Do the instant mash, do the instant mash
Do the instant mash, make an instant smash
Doin' the instant mash


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One More Time
  • 2 Sunday Papers
  • 3 Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  • 4 Happy Loving Couples
  • 5 Throw It Away
  • 6 Baby Stick Around
  • 7 Look Sharp!
  • 8 Fools in Love
  • 9 (Do the) Instant Mash
  • 10 Pretty Girls
  • 11 Got the Time