"Dirt" as written by James Osterberg, Ronald Asheton, Scott Asheton and David Alexander....
Ooh, I been dirt
And I don't care
Ooh, I been dirt
But I don't care
'Cause I'm
Burning
Inside
I'm just a-yearning
Inside
And I'm the fire of life

Yeah, alright
Ooh, I've been hurt
But I don't care
Ooh, I've been hurt
But I don't care
'Cause I'm
Burning
Inside
I'm just a-dreaming
This life
And do you feel it?
Said do you feel it when you touch me?
Said do you feel it when you touch me?
There's a fire
Well, it's a fire
Yeah, alright
Ooh

Yeah, baby
Your love
Now, s'just a bit of
Burning
Inside
Now, just a little
Burning
Just a dreaming
Just a burning
Just a dreaming
Just a dreaming

And do you feel it?
Said do you feel it when you touch me?
Said do you feel it when you cut me?
But there's a fire
But there's a fire
Just burning
Just a burning
Just a burning
Just a burning
Just a burning
Inside


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"Dirt" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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    General Commentman the world is in a sorry state when a genius like iggy gets so few comments. Mr Pop is clearly the disinterested heir to the throne of the universe and this song ought to be his national (universal?) anthem! viva la Stooges!
    cwimon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believed it said can ya feel it when ya f- me the second time he says it. lord, iggy's messing me head up then.
    velvetsisteron January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso says "cut me" instead of "touch me" on it a few times. One of the man's best songs. So harsh, yet really quite beautiful.
    Cynothoglyson January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my very favourite songs. I think hes talking about depression and his vulnerability, but also saying theres something strong that keeps him 'burning' through life for lack of a better term? I think he views himself as dangerous,

    "I've been hurt
    And I don't care
    Cause I'm burning inside
    I'm just a dreaming this life
    And do you feel it?
    Said do you feel it when you touch me?"

    I think maybe he feels a dark undercurrent to himself, most people do...theres some uncertainty and tension in this song. He is trying to reach out to someone yet feels apathy/fear/denial (like in the part he says "Im dreaming this life")

    Thats what i take from it, but I usually discover new things to songs like this the more i listen...
    curtailedsnailshellon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter this song you could see Raw Power was on it's way.
    Maksimovicon September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs ever written.
    I could gush about this shit for days.
    I love how Julian Cope said if he were stuck on a desert island, he could make an album consisting of just the demos of this track.
    If Iggy says he's just burnin', then ya best believe; it's a fire.
    Shit ain't no story. This song ain't about nuthin' more than a state o' mind, and it's just about the most powerful telling of said state.
    The only question here is: do ya feel it?
    JohnnyDeathon February 17, 2010   Link

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