I Ain't Lazy​.​.​. I Just Don't Care

from Alter Ego by Dylan Bell

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This song was written on a trip to Cuba, where I spent most of my time trying to find ways of living a permanent vacation. I think of it as an updated, lighthearted answer to the country classic “Take This Job And Shove It”. This piece, with a few different lyrics, is also done as old-school funk, under the name “It’s Not That I’m Lazy…”, on the "Don't Fix What's Broken" album.


Verse 1
Well you tell me I can never buy a diamond ring
To sparkle on my baby’s hand
She says the only diamonds she’ll ever need
Sparkle in the desert sand
Well you tell me that I gotta learn to play the game
Better buckle-down and learn my place
Well you can take your big Mercedes, your big-city suit
And shove ‘em up your fancy briefcase

I ain’t lazy, Mister Boss-man: I just don’t care
I ain’t lazy, Mister Boss-man: I just don’t care
You can call me crazy, say I’m lost, say I’m going nowhere
I ain’t lazy, Mister Boss-man: I just don’t care
No sir, I just don’t care

Verse 2
Well you tell me “get working those idle hands
Before the Devil gets behind the wheel.”
But let me tell you:
Your busy hands and your busy life
Are gonna leave you with a heart of steel
So go on, take the biggest, and take the best
Take everything your money can buy
I’ll be happy with an open road
A sunset and a deep blue sky


Verse 3
You can have your forty-hour grindstone
Your two short weeks of vacation
I’d rather saddle-up my big red Chevy
And drive me across the nation
Cause I finally came to my senses
Got tired of being played a fool
And it sure is easy to play the game
When you stop playing by the rules


from Alter Ego, released February 19, 2010
dB: voices, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums


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Dylan Bell Toronto, Ontario

In a word... multifaceted. Toronto-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. From a neo-classical choral opus to an unabashed rock song, I've probably written it... or at least working on it. I'm fortunate enough to make my work my play, touring across North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit me at www.dylanbell.ca ... more

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