I DO IT FOR LOVE
(ITíS NOT A JOB TO ME)

Writer: Melanie Safka
Copyright © Melanie Safka
From the musical ĎACE OF DIAMONDSí
This version transcribed from a live performance at the State Theatre, Florida, 1991

It's not a job to me you know
I do it for love, God I do
And if I put on a real nice show
It's coming from the love in you

Wow oh, I do for love, you know I do
And if I put on a real nice show
It's coming from the love in you

And oh, as I think about it now
The money's only good sometimes
Oh, but only if I could store the love
Somewhere up there in my mind

'Cause every once in a while I'm afraid I lose it
Every once in a while I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it
Every once in a while I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it

I said, I say, it's not a job to me you know
I do it for love
And if I put on a real nice show
It's coming from the love in you

Yeah hey, I do it for love. I do I do, yeah
Wow, I do it for love, you know I do it
I do it oh, I do it for love
I do it for love, God I do

I say oh, ah-ah-ah, oh oh, oh-oh-oh, wow yeah
Don't you do it, I know you do, you do it for love, ah ooo
I say oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, ye-yeah
Oh donít ya do it, I know you do, I know you do it for love

And oh, sometimes they ask me:
ďMelanie girl, donít you ever just get tired?
Oh, but only if I could store the love
Somewhere up there in my mind

'Cause every once in a while I'm afraid Iím gonna lose it
Every once in a while I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it
Every once in a while I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it

Then I say:
Itís not a job to me you know
I do it for love, yeah
And if I put on a real nice show
Itís cominí from the love in you

I do it for love, I do, I do, I do, yeah
I do it for love, you know I do
Oh I do it, I do it for love
I do it for love, God I do

I say oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh yeah don't you do it, I know you do, I know you do it for love, ah ooo
Iíll say oh, oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, ye-yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh donít ya do it, I know, I know you do it for love

It's not a job to me you know
I do it for love, God I do
And if I put on a real nice show
It's coming from the love in you

I do it for loveÖ
Iíll do for love you know Iíll
Oh we do it for love
Donít ya do it
Ah donít ya do it
We do it
Donít ya do it for love, God we do