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Story Notes:

This is one of the songs I hear them breaking into, in various craic musical versions that exist only in my head ... when Spock walks back onto the bridge in ST:TMP having just got back from Gol. . .

"Loving You Is A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It"

[Jim:]

When the sky was falling on Gol
And you were looking round for somewhere to hide
Did you ever call out to someone?
Did you ever call out to me?
I've never been gone;
I've been right here by your side.
There ain't nothin' but clouds
There ain't nothin' but clouds in your eyes.

Why don't you believe it when you finally found the truth?
You've been drinking poison water from the fountain of logic.

Why don't you stop tearing up everyone you need the most?
You're so busy trying to get even
You stopped trying to get close.

I can't explain it away.
It doesn't make any sense.
To know what it's like
I guess you gotta go through it.
I guess you gotta go through it.
It doesn't matter baby.
Loving you's a dirty job
But somebody's gotta do it


[Spock:]

There were times when we'd never fake it
There were times when we'd always make it
There were times when we'd take it to the limit
And we'd never, never, ever leave each other alone
We were flesh and blood and bone
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all.


[Both:]

There were times when we took our chances
There were times we were damn good dancers
There were times when we heard all the answers
In the beating of the heartbeat and the riches of the bond between us


[Jim]

I can see right through to your soul...


[Both]

There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

It’s a dirty job, loving you baby, but somebody’s gotta do it.


[Spock:]

If your fears could only be forgotten
We could pull all of the barriers down
Would you follow your dreams' desire
Would you follow your secret dreams and forbidden fire
Let's just get out of star fleet


[Both:]

It's been nothing but dreams
It's been nothing but dreams until now


[Jim:]

You're never gonna see it


[Spock:]

You got your head stuck in the sand


[Jim:]

It's the land of the free and easy, Spock


[Spock:]

It's the home of the damned.


[Jim:]

You're never gonna see it


[Both:]

You better open up your eyes


[Jim:]

You're the only one who's left-


[Spock:]

..Who's gonna believe all your lies?


[Jim:]

I can't explain it away
It doesn't make any sense


[Both:]

To know what it's like
I guess you gotta go through it.
It doesn't matter baby


[Spock:]

Loving you's a dirty job
But somebody's gotta do it


[Boy:]

There were times when our bodies glistened
There were times that we can't stop missing
There were times that we'd lay in bed and listen


[Both:]

To the pounding, pounding Chorus of our desperate hearts
Nothing could have torn us apart
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all


[Jim:]

There were times when we fought like tigers
There were times we were damn good T’hy’las


[Spock:]

There were times we extinguished every fire


[Both:]

That was burning, burning, burning up each other alive
From the heavens on down to the warp drives
There were times we lost it all we lost it all
There were times we lost it all we lost it all

There were times when we fought like tigers
There were times we were damn good T’hy’las
There were times when our bodies glistened
There were times that we can't stop missing
There were times that we'd lay in bed and listen
To the pounding, pounding Chorus of our desperate hearts
Nothing could have torn us apart
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all


[Spock]

It’s a dirty job. But somebody’s gotta do it.


 

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