Drive-By Truckers – “Birthday Boy”

You heard The Big To-Do’s “This Fucking Job.” The next blue-collar vignette from Drive-By Truckers’ eighth album has a happier title, but “Birthday Boy” involves a prostitute “working for the money like [she’s] got eight hands / flat on [her] back under a mean old man, / just thinking happy thoughts, breathing deep,” her life outside those situations, and the sweaty-handed dudes paying for her services.

Drive-By Truckers – “Birthday Boy”

The Big To-Do is out 3/15 via ATO.