My Occupation

Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)


“My Occupation” is a fun, uptempo song about managing a tempestuous relationship. The singer is speaking to his significant other. He is explaining that her mood swings cause him to change occupations (jobs). As the chorus goes:

“My occupation depends on your mood.
When you feel alright, I’m a painter of nudes..”

“My Occupation” is track 4 on the Starring MH album “Whenever Next Time Is.” You can spin it in the jukebox.

There is also a professional, official Sand Records video, filmed in New York City.