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I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OFF WORK

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OFF WORK


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(AND SEE MY BABY ON MONTGOMERY AVENUE)

Now, I don't mind workin'
'Cause I used to be jerkin' off
most of my time in the bars

Well, I been a cabbie
and a stock clerk
And a Soda Fountain jock-jerk
And a manic mechanic on cars

It's nice work, if you can get it
Now, who the hell said it?
I got money to spend on my gal

But the work never stops
and I'll be bustin' my chops
Working for Joe and Sal

I can't wait to get off work
and see my baby
She said she'd leave the porch light on for me
I'm disheveled and disdainful
I'm distracted and it's painful
But this job sweepin' up here
Is gainfully
employing me tonight

Well, "Tom do this, Tom do that-
Tom, don't DO that..."
Count the cash
Clean the oven
Dump the trash
Oh, your lovin'
Is a rare and a copacetic gift

And I'm a moonlight watch manic
And it's hard to be romantic
Sweepin' up over by the cigarette machine
Sweepin' up over by the cigarette machine

I can't wait to get off work
and see my baby
She'll be waiting up with a magazine
for me
Clean the bathrooms
and clean them good
Oh, my lovin'
I wish you would
Come over here and sweep me off my feet

This broom will have to be my baby...

If I hurry, I just might
Get off before
The dawn's early light....

Tom Waits.



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