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{{Infobox song
| Name = Patriot's Heart
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| Name = Job To Do
 
| Cover = AMC-LoveSongs.jpg
 
| Cover = AMC-LoveSongs.jpg
 
| Caption = ''Love Songs For Patriots'' cover
 
| Caption = ''Love Songs For Patriots'' cover
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| Released = 2004
 
| Released = 2004
 
| Format = LP / CD
 
| Format = LP / CD
| Length = 6:01
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| Length = 5:04
 
| Label = [[Merge Records]] (US) / [[Cooking Vinyl]] (UK) / [[Devil In The Woods]] (UK LP)
 
| Label = [[Merge Records]] (US) / [[Cooking Vinyl]] (UK) / [[Devil In The Woods]] (UK LP)
 
| Writer = [[Mark Eitzel]]
 
| Writer = [[Mark Eitzel]]
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# "[[Ladies And Gentlemen]]"
 
# "[[Ladies And Gentlemen]]"
 
# "[[Another Morning]]"
 
# "[[Another Morning]]"
# '''"Patriot's Heart"'''
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# "[[Patriot's Heart]]"
 
# "[[Love Is]]"
 
# "[[Love Is]]"
# "[[Job To Do]]"
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# '''"Job To Do"'''
 
# "[[Only Love Can Set You Free]]"
 
# "[[Only Love Can Set You Free]]"
 
# "[[Mantovani The Mind Reader]]"
 
# "[[Mantovani The Mind Reader]]"
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'''"Patriot's Heart"''' is the 3rd song on [[start|American Music Club]]'s 8th album, 2004’s ''[[Love Songs For Patriots]]''.
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'''"Job To Do"''' is the 5th song on [[start|American Music Club]]'s 8th album, 2004’s ''[[Love Songs For Patriots]]''.
  
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
If you wanna see something patriotic, there's a stripper<br>
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I cross the street to avoid her
He don't look that good, but he's got an all-American smile<br>
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No, I can't live with her eyes
that fills his underwear with all the lonely dollars<br>
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Would it stain my hands to touch her?
from all the lonely men who no one suffers<br>
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Would her smile take me the way gravity takes the sky?
who wait around this bar and spend all their lonely hours<br>
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Maybe some were born to run, maybe some were to born to smile on you
they're already gone - no one's running for cover<br>
 
the farther you run away, the more you have to hide in the dark<br>
 
white as the worm that crawls in the patriot's heart
 
  
It is so red, white and blue the way he works the bar<br>
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Everyone has a job to do
selling his embraces like Mr. President or a fallen star<br>
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Everyone has a job to do
he don't care babe if you're worldly or wise<br>
 
he's just looking for men with sins in their eyes<br>
 
and he always says the same thing, he says,<br>
 
"So, how you doin', baby? I'm your rod and your staff<br>
 
and for a tip, you can touch me.<br>
 
And after a few tequilas, I become something holy.<br>
 
And this crappy little bar with its sweating mirrors<br>
 
and its mildewed ceiling are more full of love,<br>
 
yeah, then even natural selection. And dollar for dollar, babe,<br>
 
it's a better bargain. The more you pay,<br>
 
the more I can break you all apart."<br>
 
And dollars pour like ashes from the patriot's heart.
 
  
Now he knows that your good time will kill him,<br>
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I see her everyday - she has a silver lining that I can't shake
but the thought of getting old, no it does not thrill him<br>
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She's like something I threw away
He says, "Give me all your money and don't tell me what you're thinking.<br>
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A voice in a dream that says, "Oh love, come awake,"
I'm the past you wasted, I'm the future you're obliterating."<br>
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Some wanna show you were the light is
Oh, come on grandpa! Remind me what we're celebrating -<br>
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Some only wanna stare at the view
that your heart finally dried up or that it finally stopped working?<br>
 
And how you make a dead man cum?<br>
 
You learned the undertaker's art and make 'em shine<br>
 
like the alcohol that preserves the patriot's heart.
 
  
We all want a patriot's heart<br>
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Everyone has a job to do
Give me your patriot's heart
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Everyone has a job to do
  
You can see him fade with the dawn in a pile of Washingtons<br>
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I know God is on my side
His head is in a spin, he's happy to pass out again<br>
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He's a prisoner who stares,
He would rather fade into the static than hear the violins<br>
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who stares out of my eyes
that whine like old lovers who whine that they loved him<br>
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and the prisoner, He don't care
He would rather laugh alone in the dark with the soft hands of heaven<br>
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He don't care
because they leave him alone with his entertainment system<br>
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Some need walls to be happy and
He does it for the money but he gives more than he's given<br>
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some need to make the horizon blue
He does it for the money but he gives more than he's given<br>
 
and it's only when he's naked that he feels his heart<br>
 
in the whorehouse desert of the patriot's heart.
 
  
We all want a patriot's heart<br>
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Everyone has a job to do
We all want a patriot's heart
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Everyone has a job to do
  
 
==Video==
 
==Video==
Mark Eitzel performing "Patriot's Heart" on February 28, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
<embedvideo service="youtube">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdttZ8E-NCs</embedvideo>
 
  
 
== Personnel ==
 
== Personnel ==
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==Also appears on==
 
==Also appears on==
* ''[[Ladies And Gentlemen]]'' promo
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* ''[[Demos Before Love Songs]]'' <small>Demo</small>
* ''[[Demos Before Love Songs]]'' <small>2 demo versions</small>
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* ''[[A Toast To You]]'' <small>Live version</small>
* ''[https://www.discogs.com/Various-Comes-With-A-Smile-Vol-12-Meanwhile-In-The-Meantime/release/598276 Comes With A Smile, Vol. 12: Meanwhile, In The Meantime] <small>Live solo acoustic version</small>
 
* ''[[The Konk Sessions]]'' <small>Live version</small>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 12:54, 28 February 2017

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"Job To Do" is the 5th song on American Music Club's 8th album, 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots.

Lyrics

I cross the street to avoid her No, I can't live with her eyes Would it stain my hands to touch her? Would her smile take me the way gravity takes the sky? Maybe some were born to run, maybe some were to born to smile on you

Everyone has a job to do Everyone has a job to do

I see her everyday - she has a silver lining that I can't shake She's like something I threw away A voice in a dream that says, "Oh love, come awake," Some wanna show you were the light is Some only wanna stare at the view

Everyone has a job to do Everyone has a job to do

I know God is on my side He's a prisoner who stares, who stares out of my eyes and the prisoner, He don't care He don't care Some need walls to be happy and some need to make the horizon blue

Everyone has a job to do Everyone has a job to do

Video

Personnel

Also appears on

References

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