From the album Free To Grow

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Jeff is now home and retired. Janet still goes to work while he stays at home and does little more than laze around and play music. It is his responsibility to at least get the dishes done before she gets home. The rest of the chores listed in the song are pure fantasy and Janet wishes he actually did a fraction of them. It is a lighthearted joke set to a simple rootsy melody.

Lyrics

Wash the Dishes © 2013 Jeff Patch SOCAN

Just wash the dishes

Get 'em done in time

Stop yer clock watching

She'll be home at five

And you know she won't be happy

If there's a mess when she gets home

Put away the vacuum

and fold the clothes

Mop the bathroom floor

Put that guitar where it goes
'Cause you know she won't be happy

If there's a mess when she gets home


I love her dearly

Wanna please her so

She's everything I got

and I don't want her to go

Take out the laundry

Put it on the line

Clean out the bathtub

and scrub the tiles
'Cause you know she won't be happy

If there's a mess when she gets home

Break:

Take out the garbage
Rake up the Lawn
Mow the grass
and put the kettle on
'Cause you know she won't be happy

If there's a mess when she gets home


I love her dearly

Wanna please her so

She's everything I got

and I don't want her to go

Just weed the garden
and wash the car
Feed the critters
Put the dinner on
And you know that she'll be happy
'Cause there's no mess when she gets home

Just Wash the Dishes
Just Wash the Dishes
Just Wash the Dishes
Just Wash the Dishes

And honey, mow that lawn