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"Just a Job to Do" is a song by Genesis. It was released on their 1983 self-titled album Genesis. The lyrics, written by guitarist–bassist Mike Rutherford, tell the story of a hit man pursuing his victim.
The song's working title during recording sessions was "M J".
On some early pressings of the Genesis album, this song was illustrated by a somewhat generic cartoon drawing of a detective. Other editions show the Dick Tracy character instead.
This song was used as the theme song for the short-lived ABC television series, The Insiders, which ran during the fall 1985 season.
- ^ Allmusic.com
- ^ "The Making of the Genesis Album" from Genesis Live - The Mama Tour home video