Who Sang Life of Work? Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop Zombie Birdhouse cover art
writers: Iggy Pop, Robert Duprey
release date: 1982-9
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 3:57
producer: Chris Stein
lead vocals: Iggy Pop
engineer: Joe Arlotta and Butch Jones
guitar: Rob Duprey
keyboard: Rob Duprey
drums (drum set): Clem Burke
bass guitar: Rob Duprey
writer: Iggy Pop, Rob Duprey
Riding in the saddle
Henchmen at your side
Holy macaroni
Hose you on your back

And the bystanders just stand there
Like ? on a shelf
In the world of work your rivals
That you have yet to meet
And quite a bunch they are

In the morning sun
With blinking eyes
The worthless stands
In readiness
For transport to
The battleground
There's dirty work
Ahead of them

And quite a bunch they are
What do you do with a life of work?
What do you do with a life of work?
What do you do with a life of work?

Face it in the morning
Face it in the morning
And the parting of the ways
And the interrupted mirth
And the shock that has to come

Because of what you want
Compared to what you've got
Meet it squarely
And it only hurts
When it hurts
Life of work
Early in the morning

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Run Like a Villain
  • 2 The Villagers
  • 3 Angry Hills
  • 4 Life of Work
  • 5 The Ballad of Cookie McBride
  • 6 Ordinary Bummer
  • 7 Eat or Be Eaten
  • 8 Bulldozer
  • 9 Platonic
  • 10 The Horse Song
  • 11 Watching the News
  • 12 Street Crazies