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​Housework

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album Grown Man (1995).

I've been waiting for you to come through that door, dear
Your whereabouts tonight I do not know
The house is nice and clean, the wineglasses they gleam
The candles on the table cast their glow
I finished cooking dinner an hour ago

I've been listening for the sound of your step, darling
Hoping that I hear it on the stair
You've been gone all day, I hate when you're away
Don't worry though, I've hoovered everywhere
Just to prove to you I really

I've been washing dishes all the live long day
I've been making wishes; "You'll come home and stay"

Don't worry, sweetheart, I did all the shopping
While I was out I dropped off your blouse
I paid all the bills and I picked up your pills
Mustn't grumble, no I shouldn't grouse
Your heart's here though you're nowhere near this house

I've been wondering when you'll come home, baby
I'm paranoid you're with another guy
You said I was your man, the bathroom's spick and span
I even cleaned the mirror, that's no lie
As I did a tear came to my

I've been washing dishes all the live long day
I've been making wishes; "You'll come home and stay"

I pray you haven't gone and left me, bum fluff
If you did, I don't know what I'd do
Herein lies the rub, I even did the tub
You treat me like a dog, a worn out shoe
I got down on all fours, dear, just for

(I've been washing dishes)

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III