Who Sang The Dishwasher? King Missile

Release information
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Rock
Style: Noise/Post Rock
length: 4:46
Lyrics

He looked late 30's, maybe mid 30's
Tall, maybe six feet
I saw him in the Guatemalan clothing place
He was thin and hungry
They sold jewelry there too
I noticed some bracelets with Sanskrit writing on them
I think the woman behind the counder was Indian
Not American Indian, Indian Indian
She had a weird smile on her face as I walked in

I was looking at the bracelets
He said he was looking for work
He said, "I applied for work as a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
As a...dishwasher
As a dishwasher over at the hotel
I'll find out tomorow, but if they don't
There is six other places looking for dishwashers

She is smiling at him
And I'm realizing now hours later
She didn't know him
He says "See ya" and leaves
And I'm still looking at stuff

She looks real nervous
She's not Indian, too light skinned maybe
I don't know
But she didn't speak English very well
But he says "See ya" and I'm looking at stuff

I'm realizing now hours later she didn't
She didn't know him
She was just going along with him
And he was obviously not a customer either
Because he said he was looking for work

He applied for work as a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
They don't make a lot of money

Something was going on, he was desperate maybe
He went in there to try to sell something
No, I think he was trying to distract her
So he could maybe take something

He was thin and hungry and desperate
I mean he obviosly wasn't a customer
But I didn't figure it out 'til later after the movie

I'm walking back and I'm playing the movie back in my head
I'm playing the scene back in my head in the store

He looked late 30's, maybe mid 30's
Maybe six feet in the Guatemalan clothing place
They sold bracelets with Sanskrit writng on them
The woman looked light skinned
She didn't speak English very well

I should have done someting
I should have realized
I should have paid attention
I should have been awake

He told her he was looking for work as a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
As a...dishwasher

I didn't really get a good look at him
He looked like a dishwasher
I believed him

But, now I think he was lying
I think he took something
She seemed real nervous

I should have done something
I didn't know
I wish I had done something
I didn't know

Is she all right?
Do you think he...?
Did she identify him?
If she's dead now, how did you get my name?

I don't know any dishwashers
No, I never was in Vietnam
She definitely wasn't Vietnamese

Is she dead?
Do you think he...?
He looked late 30's
I think he stole something
Do you think he killed her?

He looked late 30's, maybe mid 30's
Tall, maybe 6 feet
I saw him in the Guatemalan clothing place
He was thin and hungry
They sold jewelry there too
I noticed some bracelets with Sanskrit writing on them

I think the woman behind the counter
Looked like she was Indian
Not American Indian, Indian Indian
She had a weird smile on her face as I walked in

I was looking at the bracelets
He said he was looking for work
Said "I applied for work as a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
As a dishwasher
As a dishwasher"


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Love Is...
  • 2 What If
  • 3 Let's Have Sex
  • 4 Pigs Will Fly
  • 5 These People
  • 6 Open Up
  • 7 Wind Up Toys
  • 8 Delores
  • 9 Tongue
  • 10 The Dishwasher
  • 11 Socks
  • 12 Bloodletting
  • 13 Lies
  • 14 The Commercial
  • 15 King David's Dirge
  • 16 Psalm
  • 17 Happy Note

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678258923
    script: Latin