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I Can't Wait To Get Off Work

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Small Change (1976).

Original video
Well, I don't mind working
‘Cause I used to be jerkin off
Most of my time in the bars
I been a cabby and a stock clerk
And a soda fountain jock jerk
And a manic mechanic on cars

It's nice work if you can get it
Now who the hell said it?
I got money to spend on my girl
But the work never stops
And I'll be busting my chops
Working for Joe and Sal

And I can't wait to get off work and see my baby
She said she'd leave the porch light on for me
I'm disheveled, I'm disdainful
And I'm distracted and it's painful
But this job sweeping up here is
Is gainfully employing me tonight

Tom do this, Tom do that
Tom, don't do that
Count the cash, clean the oven
Dump the trash, oh your lovin'
Is a rare and a copacetic gift
I'm a moonlight watchmanic
It's hard to be romantic
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine

I can't wait to get off work and see my baby
She'll be waiting up with a magazine for me
Clean the bathrooms and clean 'em good
Oh, you're lovin', I wish you would
Come down here and sweep-a me off my feet
This broom'll have to be my baby
If I hurry I just might
Get off before the dawns early light

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Tom Waits