Sick Day Lyrics

Fountains of Wayne


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger
album: Track 7 in album Fountains of Wayne
release date: 1996-10-1
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length: 4:34

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Check out the girl in the Harbor Tunnel
Crawling to work six feet under
And the day has barely begun
They're all chewing gum

And laughing at the voice on the crackling radio station
Lead us not into Penn Station
'Cause the best part's just begun
We're all becoming one again

[Chorus:]
And she's making the scene
With the coffee and cream
And the copy machine's not working
She's a hell of a girl
She's alone in the world
And she likes to say "hey good lookin'"
She's on her way
She's taking a sick day... Soon

And here is the man pushing paper past her
Thinks up ways to make the day go faster
But the day goes on and on
He daydreams of his lawn
And all about the pretty careerist the next cube over
The fat secretary, the lunchtime lover
'Til the path train finally comes
The platform's full of bums again

[Chorus]

And she's taking her time
As she's tossing a dime
At the man in the cardboard coffin
It doesn't have to be fine
She's ahead of the line
And doesn't have to be here too often
She's making a play
She's taking a sick day... Soon

Track Listing

  • 1 Radiation Vibe
  • 2 Sink to the Bottom
  • 3 Joe Rey
  • 4 She's Got a Problem
  • 5 Survival Car
  • 6 Barbara H.
  • 7 Sick Day
  • 8 I've Got a Flair
  • 9 Leave the Biker
  • 10 You Curse at Girls
  • 11 Please Don't Rock Me Tonight
  • 12 Everything's Ruined