Wise Up Lyrics - The Waitresses

The Waitresses Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Electronic Rock Pop
Style: Leftfield/New Wave/Disco
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

Lyrics licensed by Lyricfind.com
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Guilt
  • 2 Wise Up
  • 3 Quit
  • 4 It's My Car
  • 5 Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
  • 6 I Know What Boys Like
  • 7 Heat Night
  • 8 Redland
  • 9 Pussy Strut
  • 10 Go On
  • 11 Jimmy Tomorrow