Chorus: I give part time help I'm the odd job man I can't do what I want So I do what I can And I'll tell you now So that you will understand You get just what you pay for from the odd job man
One day this dude drives in the station And I slide out to the pump And he says, " I need some odd jobs done Can you get off from this dump? " Well I can always use some extra bread So I nod and take the job When he says " Clean up before you come I do not hire slobs " Now you can see I'm not no fancy pants But everyone has pride And especially since this lovely lady's Sittin' by his side Still something keeps my trap shut And I nod again " Alright " And he gooses his Mercedes And he squeals off in the night
Well I find his place next morning It's more a palace than a pad And it kind of makes my pick-up truck Start looking pretty bad But the same lady swings the door back And before one word is said She leads me to his trophy room Where he sits with his stuffed heads He's got this list of jobs for me to do While he's out of town And he says "I'm too damn busy boy The way I move around" Well I start to figure prices when he says "It's time you learned, When you're dealing with a gentleman You get just what you earn"
I set to work that weekend And I'm fixin' up some stairs When I feel that someone's watching me And I see SHE'S standing there And she says "I like to watch you work You have such supple hands" She says "Can I help you?" and I say "Baby you CAN !! " Well she looks me in the eyes boys I admit I looked a little lower That's when she starts breathing faster And I start working slower You see when you have a helper With her attitude and grace You start puttin' lots of extra hours Workin' 'round the place
Well a month had too soon come and gone With my odd jobs all done When who should pull up to the pump But the long-lost prodigal son And he says "Here's a hundred dollars boy" Pulls the bill off from his wad And he starts to hand it over Like a gift come straight from God! I say "That's just a buck an hour sir !" He says "That's what I pay for jerks" Now I admit that almost blew my cool But I staggered back to work You see most times when it's said and done There's justice to this life 'Cause what that man had done to me I'd done to his wife!