"Dirty" as written by and John S Hurt....
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treat me,
nobody's business but mine
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treat me,
nobody's business but my own
Sometimes my baby gets boozy, then again she tries to rule me,
nobody's business but mine
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treat me,
nobody's business but my own
(spoken: That's all right, just let her rule me)
Say, baby, did you get that letter?
"If you take me back I'll treat you better"
Nobody's business but mine
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treats me,
nobody's business but my own
I'm going back to Pensacola, gonna buy my baby a muller1
Nobody's business but mine
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treat me,
nobody's business but my own
Nobody's
Nobody's business but mine
Nobody's dirty business how my baby treat me,
nobody's business but my own


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"Nobody's Dirty Business" as written by John S Hurt

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    General Commentwhen the lead singer of hurt was growing up he listined to classical \ christian music and i think this song is about him being pressured to be holy and clean like the lord and hes saying hes not cause hes too dirty
    sublime93on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthonestly all together in really short and simple terms i think he traded his religion for some girl and the girl ended up betraying him and telling him that hes no good and all that kinda stuff.
    JBKnowssomeon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's pissed off at jesus for taking his baby and he blames god for what happend even though she killed it,and no matter how many drugs he takes the pain won't go away and he wants to rewind what happend but he can't,when he is talking about how "he did the best he could" he means as a father while his baby was alive. if you guys read up on "hurt you would find that he lost his baby and that's what this album is about, well and his ex.
    kevinsgirl22on May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song many different meanings. I think it is about how holy some people act just because they go to church. They may be horrible people but they still at rightous and think they are "god's gift" so to speak
    thepeephateron July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree that its about a girl and religion. i believe j is talking about how he was christian and believed in god, then he meets this woman and is happy, theres rumors about how his son was killed by his wife and if this is true, this song could be saying how he believed that people are good and with this happening to him he believes that everyone is the same. the woman he thought was pure and everything great in his life, has become just like everyone else that has hurt him ('Cause one n a million is all the same). This is when J becomes depressed
    njcollinson February 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti fell in love with hurt's tainted grasp on religion. "The Rapture" shows this kind of angst against organized religion. Does anyone get a somewhat unpure feeling when the singer sings of the man in purple? Who is the little girl? Part of me wants to think that this is tied in with "The Rapture" and that the little girl is devout and faithful and because of her faith and the speaker's inadequacies in that area, they can never be.
    TheRockGoddess915on February 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLots of good ideas on interpretations of this song. I think a lot of them are spot on, although everyone will interpret it differently. I personally agree with NJCollins and TheRockGoddess915 the most. "I'd trade it all just for one touch, I'd give it all to be enough" are some of the most powerful words of this song, my idea of these words is his one touch was his son, if he could just hold him as a father should. He finds himself wishing he was more, that he was more capable so he may have saved his son. Very powerful and moving son, Hurt is one of the deepest and most lyrically intelligent bands I know of.
    Quatermainon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentVery powerful and moving SONG*,...
    Quatermainon April 21, 2010   Link

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