Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? Album

Artist(s): The Waitresses

Cover Art

The Waitresses Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? Cover Art

Tracklist

No Guilt

length: 3:46

Needed new posters, so I bought them
I know the cost of stamps now
The thirty-first is when I pay the phone bill
I told them I didn't even know anybody in Toronto

Everyday at seven I've been watching Walter
I've been reading more and looking up the hard words
I met people who can get me on the guest list
My parents said that they would help me
pay for grad school

You know I had never washed a sweater
I never knew when my hair was too long
I got the cab calls out of my hi-fi
I learned alot since you've been gone
I've done alot since you've been gone

Not bitter - beat a vicious cycle
Typecast as the model couple
I'm sorry but I don't feel awful
It wasn't the end of the world
I'm sorry I can't be helpless
It wasn't the end of the world

I know someone who really met Belushi
I fixed the toilet so it doesn't always run
I moved a chair over by the window
I feel better if my laundry's done

Getting by on less sleep than I used to
I had no trouble in setting up a desk
I learned the reason for a three-p___ged outlet
I got 100 on my driver's test

I got a trick to get them to deliver
I called the landlord when the water turned brown
Did you know I own some valuable records?
I've done alot since you've been gone
I've learned alot since you've been gone

Not mad - beat a vicious cycle
Typecast as the perfect couple
I'm sorry but I never got suicidal
It wasn't the end of the world
I'm sorry I seem to be succeeding
It wasn't the end of the world

Wise Up

length: 3:20

This meeting will now come to order
Please take your seats
The minutes of the last meeting will be read
Old business, new business
There's a motion on the floor
That we review new applications
State your qualifications, be specific

Pounding my head against a brick wall
Finally got smart
Wised up
Gonna look out for myself now
I know better now
Won't do it again

Tell us about yourself
What events have brought you to us?
How did you reach this decision?
Are you aware of our function?
The consequences and restrictions of this organization
Be reminded we are listening for slip-ups
Indicating a lack of conviction...

Gave myself a little credit
I won't repeat
Past mistakes, mistrust my feelings
Learn from my experiences

Administer the serum
Where's that list of questions?
We all know why we're here
So let's get right to it

There must be order
Shocking revelations
We are all deeply affected
But how many times'?
How many times must they get burned
Before they learn their basic lesson
Recondition their behavior
Reprogram their responses?

Only stupid people
Fail to see
That it's a bad thing maybe in the 80's
But I doubt it
We're concerned about our members
Ours is a very select group
Go home and think about it
Come back tomorrow and we'll talk some more
OK gentlemen let's break early
We've all got things to do

Quit

length: 5:10
Not one to be alarmist
panic's not really my style.
Dealing with my nervousness
and forcing a smile... see?
I'm good at coping
Cool, poised, self-controlled
No that's OK I'll be alright
These are coffee shakes, that's all
Quit Quit I can't Quit
Quit Quit I can't Quit

Eager for a challenge
Sure I wasn't over my head
Had the very best intentions
The tougher, the better, I said
I know you're very busy,
I can see you're working very hard,
but I'm scared
Don't want to interrupt you
But I've got to tell somebody
that there's big trouble here
Run for cover and say your prayers!

Everything was researched
followed the best advice
Spent days on end in reference
confirmed all sources twice
Realistic expectations
practical methods and tests
Confident in the outcome
final result this crisis
Quit Quit I can't Quit
Quit Quit I can't Quit

Every angle, every option
checked my facts again and again
Tore it apart a thousand times
and stood it on its head
Went over it and over it
considered different points of view
Put things in perspective
but I can't find the error
no ideas, no clues
Well, what the Hell am I supposed to do?

I've really got a problem here
...Quit... no... no problem

I'd rather not admit it
this is hard for me to say
I'm proud and independent
and I don't like to make mistakes
But all I need is a different slant
and objective overview
And I couldn't keep from thinkin'
just what it was you'd do
Quit Quit I can't Quit
Quit Quit I can't Quit

It's My Car

length: 3:20
1 2 3 4 5 in the backseat
A ton of cheese & lunchmeat
Driven maybe 50 feet
And we're fighting like dogs & cats
Yeah we're fighting like dogs & cats

School's out, holiday
Party was too far away
Lost since the motorway
And we're fighting like dogs & cats
Yeah we're fighting like dogs & cats

You're running every red light
...just relax
Safer if we'd hitch-hiked
...give me some slack
Missed a turn a mile back
...alright, where's the map
You know, you could be right
You know, you could be right

Bouncin' down the wrong road
Now which way do I go
How the hell should we know?
Now you're getting yourself upset
Now don't get yourself upset

Stop in for some more wine
Ask directions for the 5th time
You jerk you think you got it right?
Now don't get yourself upset
Now don't get yourself upset.

Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?

length: 3:40
Hi! Nice to see you
C'mon in, c'mon in
Sorry the place is a mess

Need an ashtray?
Drink some coffee, some coffee
I know you've been upset. What I mean is...

Maybe a part of your problem is simply, you were teased
I know what you'd like
but the good stuff promised
Is hard fought and not for free

Get tough, don't be so patient
Get smart, head up, shoulders straight
Since when is it a disaster?
If the "S" on your cape is a little frayed?

What's a girl to do?
Born to shop? No! Pretty victories
What's a girl to do?
Scream &. screw? No! Pretty victories

Go out jumpin' with your dumplin'; your dumplin',
Go wheelin' with your pet

Never worry even a bit, just a bit
If there're any good ones left...use your credit

At the boybank, the boybank if those you've
bounced, you've broke

Spit out the F-word, like a shotgun
A shot gun, if they can't take a Joke!

Get tough, don't be so patient
Get smart, head up, shoulders straight
Since when is it a disaster?
If the "S" on your cape is a little frayed?

Starting to see what I mean?

Nice things
Nice things
Oh oh oh
So many nice things
As your biggest fan
I want you to have them

Nice things
Nice things
Oh oh oh
So many nice things

Don't mean nothing, if they're dumping
Things that sting on you!
Don't take that, honey.

Don't work your buns off, for a fool, for a fool
Who can barely tie his shoes

Don't answer phone calla, that old boyfriend Old boy friend
who'd love to see you lose
(You don't need that!)

When your girlfriend, your girlfriend, falls
For all those creeps

Can you tell her? Take the cure,
Take the cure, love is obsolete? (Maybe)

Starting to see what I mean'?
Sure, stop by anytime
Will yesterday be better?
I think you'll do just fine!

I Know What Boys Like

length: 3:13
composer: Chris Butler
lyricist: Chris Butler
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like
I've got what boys like
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I see them looking
I make them want me
I like to tease them
They want to touch me
I never let them
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like, boys
like, boys like me
But you, you're special
I might let you
You're so much different
I might let you
Mmmmm would you like that
I might let you
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I liow what boys like
I know what's on their minds
I what what boya like
I know what guys want
They talk about me
I got my cat moves
That so upset them
Zippers and buttons
Fun to frustrate them
They get so angry
Like pouty children
Denied their candy
I laugh right at them
I know what buys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like,
boys like, boys like me
Na, na, nya, nya, nya, nya..............
I feel sad now
I will let you
Sorry I teased you
I will let you
This time I mean it
I wil1 let you
Anything you want
You can trust me
I really want to
You can trust me
How would you like it
You can trust me
Sucker. Hmmmmm....
I know what boys like
I know what guys want
I know what boys like, boys
like, boys like me
Gny, nya, gna nyah nya..............

Heat Night

length: 3:43
Stop! d___! Reverse the wires
Switch the ground!
Something's crazy here
We're twisted around...
What got into us anyway'?
Who threw the rules away?
Who tore the boundaries down?

Suddenly I - shy girl
is seamless smooth
Laugh with the she-b____
at this grand cartoon
Everything's inside out
And turned around
Bite that bad Bourbon down
What spirits healed these wounds up?

Heat Night, make it a heat night
Heat Night, height of the rut
Heat Night, heat lightning, no cut

Pure rabid mutiny
The enemy is...

I rule this thunderhouse of rouge and ruin
Are all my sister's secret fevermoons
(She thinks) We'll make it easy
for them tonight...
We'll make it easy tonight
What planet rules these tides?

Riding a longshot night
In overdrive
Novels flashing, advertising eyes.
Got nothing to say after the juke box stops?

Redland

length: 2:55

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
We'll sing new songs and invent new slogans
There'll be a party and we'll burn the old pictures
I'll finally have some fun

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
New uniforms if they know my sizes
I'll make new friends when I go to the meetings
It won't be better but I'll settle for different (when it's)

Redland, red
And my house is burning
Redland, red
What took you so long?
Well it really won't matter (when it's)
Redland, Redland everyone

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
It will be clearer what is right and wrong
Hey, I don't care about the leaders and the theories
But I know I'd just like a change

I'll be glad when the flag goes up
There'll be new names for the streets and the cities
Study the lives of the great new heroes
I won't be happy but I'll be relieved (when it's)

Redland, red
And my house is burning
Redland, red
What took you so long?
Well it really won't matter (when it's)
Redland, Redland everyone

Pussy Strut

length: 4:12
Sideways is called horizontal
Up & down -- vertical
Criss-cross along the diagonal
There's movement in 3 dimensions
This is very scientific
Look at the b___...p____ strut

Say yawl if you mean skidding
Say pitch -- tipping
Say roll -- spinning
I'll never understand it
I don't understand it
Look at the b___...p____ strut

Demonstrate how certain random movement
can be plotted on a straight line
If you know an object's special properties,
well, that can be observed
Now factor in the range of variation
as a function on a curve

With watts we rate the power
With volts -- pressure
With amps -- quantity
Can't you be more specific
Can't you get more specific
Look at the b___...p____ strut

The 1st law is strict on motion
The 2nd law is strict on resting
The 3rd law -- proportion
Can't you be more specific
No I can't get more specific
Look at the b___...p____ strut

Go On

length: 2:49

I liked him
He didn't like me
He was the greatest
I was only debris
Why do I always pick the ones
Who are bad for me

He was coarse
But he was precision
I smelled money
It was by the television when I woke up
If I don't want to keep getting shot
Why do I give 'em ammunition?

Oh no, not again
Another one that's crazy
Another one gets obsessive
Another one gets angry
Another one gets dependent
And thinks I have the answers

Another one with a coldness
That should have been a warning
I can't go on, I'll go on
I can't go on, I'll go on

We weren't desperate
I don't know what happened
I tried to change him
He only rarely hit me
Why when so many sweet ones would make it so easy

He was nice
I got brutal
He understood
I didn't kiss him
'Cause if he wants me
He must not be good enough

Oh no, not again
Am I a magnet for losers?
A net for the helpless?
I'm no social worker!
Why do I chase the faces
That always reject me?
Is there something else
That's as fun as running with trouble?
I can't go on, I'll go on

Jimmy Tomorrow

length: 5:37
Shocked? Dismayed?
Or maybe just a little upset
Well, no, this isn't pretty
And yes, my hair was longer then
It's what happens when your choices
Are narrowed to fashion or violence
Adjustments, you make adjustments
There's nothing left wrong with me
That money can't cure
But I don't want to be somebody else's
Learning experience
Some rich kid's way to spend his allowance
I want magic in my real world
Some modern voodoo to make it work
Voodoo to make it work
I remembered what you sputtered
Chewing your stupid fuel
You said, you said, "The amplification of the eternal
Present is the technology of desire." Shoo!
I thought you were already corroded...
I said, "You don't know me, I'll be the one
Pulling that perfect crime, flushing
This place down that huge hole
When I quit cigarettes."
But, it was just more gas
We were all wearing falsies
...weren't we?
So I'll stop being clever
And just say it straight
I guess I set impossible goals
And I don't know when to quit
Is that it? Is that it? Is that it? Is that it?
[chorus]:
Found a cure for daylight yet?
Tom Tomorrow and Sermonette
Found a cure for gravity yet?
Yes, I'm addicted to roofs and jets
Found a cure for hunger yet?
Black coffee, cigarettes
Found a cure for desire yet?
I don't wanna talk about that,
I don't wanna talk about that
[repeat chorus]
I don't wanna talk about that
Why do you keep asking me?
[repeat chorus]
My goals?
My goals are to find a cure for irony
And make a fool out of God.