Don't Let Him Waste Your Time

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"Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
Jarvis - dont let him waste your time - 7 inch.jpg
Single by Jarvis Cocker
from the album Jarvis
Released 8 January 2007
Format CD, 2 x 7" vinyl
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:13
Label Rough Trade
Writer(s) Jarvis Cocker
Producer(s) Graham Sutton
Jarvis Cocker singles chronology
"Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
"Fat Children"

"Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" is a song by English singer and songwriter Jarvis Cocker. Before recording the song for his debut solo album Jarvis in November 2006, the song appeared on Nancy Sinatra's self-titled 2004 album (Nancy Sinatra) (along with "Baby's Coming Back to Me", which also made it onto Jarvis). The song was released as a single on 8 January 2007,[1] reaching number 36 in the UK Singles Chart[2] and number 1 on the UK indie chart.[3]

Richard Hawley plays electric guitar on the track, while Cocker's Pulp bandmate Steve Mackey plays bass. The track also features former Pulp member Antony Genn on backing vocals, and Martin Slattery of The Mescaleros on piano and saxophone.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Dougal Wilson, features Jarvis as a singing London taxicab driver.[5][6] More concerned with singing to the passenger than watching the road, the driver collides with many pedestrians and cyclists.

Track listings[edit]

7 inch 1 RTRADS385
  1. "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
  2. "Big Stuff"
7 inch 2 RTRADSX385
  1. "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
  2. "One Man Show"
  1. "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
  2. "The Mouse the Bird and the Sausage" (spoken word)
  3. "Running the World" (karaoke video)


  1. ^ Pitchfork Media Archived 12 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine. – News – 3 January 2007
  2. ^ Archived 18 July 2007 at WebCite – UK Top 40 Hit Database
  3. ^ Board Message
  4. ^ Don't Let Him Waste Your Time CD sleeve notes – RTRADSCD385
  5. ^
  6. ^

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