Don't Need Your 9-to-5

(Caldwell, Whyatt)

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Origins

This was one of Adie's songs. It's a kind of summertime pop song with a catchy melody and an acoustic guitar bashing away in the background. Coddy came up with the lyrics by himself and in live performances he sang "MTV" instead of "Corrie Street". The backing vocals were a real problem as I was supposed to be singing the low part and Adie the harmony. However, when we came to do it in the studio, Michelle (Adie's wife) joined in and sang the harmony with him. This really put me off and I had a real problem singing my own part and wobbled quite a few times. We mixed the backing vocals quite low to hide the dodgy bits!

Lyrics

VERSE ONE
Take the morning train to work
Cup of coffee and the daily read
Can't get started 'til your hangover clears
Same story you've been doing it for years

VERSE TWO
Get home just in time for tea
Settle down to watch Corrie Street
Bide your time 'til the weekend nears
Same story you've been doing it for years

VERSE THREE
Look around for someone to blame
You're sick and tired of it being the same
Suddenly you realise your fears
Same story you've been doing it for years

PRE-CHORUS
Don't need no sister - brother
Don't need no father - mother

CHORUS
Don't need your 9 to 5, this time I'm coming alive
See the man with his head in his shoes
Hands in his pockets and he's singing the blues
Don't need your 9-to-5, this time I'm crossing the line
See the man with his head in his shoes
We're linking arms and we'll never sing the blues

Personnel 

Adie: Rhythm & lead guitar, backing vocals
Coddy: Lead vocals
Dave: Bass
Howard: Acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Mick: Drums
Plus - Michelle Whyatt: Backing vocals

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