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I Can't Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue)

from Small Change (Remastered) by Tom Waits

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Well I don’t mind working
cause I used to be jerkin off
most of my time in the bars
I been a cabby 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 girl
but the work never stops
and I’ll be bustin my chops
working for Joe & Sal.

and I can’t wait to get off work
and see my baby
she said she’d leave the porch lite
on for me
I’m disheveled I’m disdainful
I’m distracted and it’s painful
but this job sweepin up here is
gainfully employing me tonight
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,
I’m a moonlight watchmanic
it’s hard to be romantic
(sweeping up over by the cigarette machine
sweeping up over by the cigarette machine)

and I can’t wait to get off work
and see my baby
she be waiting up with a magazine for me
clean the bathrooms, clean urn good
oh you’re Iovin I wish you would
come down here and sweepameoffmyfeet
this broom’ll have to be my baby
if I hurry I just might
get off before the dawns early light


from Small Change (Remastered), released March 9, 2018


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