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Waltz of the Wallflowers (A Dysfunctional Duet) Jacquie Manning, ©1998 Tatertunes Music, BMI

He:
 
Sitting, staring, walls aren’t caring
I know no one, why did I come?
 
Sorry, oh no, no one’s sitting there
Oh please, feel free, you can take the chair
Oh dear, I see, you don’t want to sit
To the other side you’re taking it
 
Oh, God, how embarrassing
Yeah, right, who would sit by me?
I want to go — it’s not polite
Maybe I’ll hide awhile in the john
Oh damn, the door is locked
 
It’s too early, I can’t go yet
I should have sent them my deep regrets
I’m over-dressed, my hair’s all stiff
This tie is wrong — I hate these shoes
No one wears white
 
Punch bowl
Pouring,
Boring, boring
Hey, wait —
There by the fern
Who is that over there? She looks nice
Don’t stare, don’t stare!
 
She’s not talking to anyone --- poor girl’s not having any fun
Maybe I could go over there, no really
Should I just walk over? Jeez, I don’t know
Don’t stare, don’t stare!
 
Oh, crud, I’m sweating now aren’t I?
This happens to me all the time
A nasty trick God plays on shy people
We’re being selected out of the gene pool
This isn’t fair, but I don’t care
I don’t know what I’ll say but darn it anyway I’m going over there!
 
Uh — oh
Where did she go?
Oh — no
Did she go home?
Oh-damn-oh-damn-oh-damn-oh-damn-oh-damn-oh-damn
I’ve missed my chance
I only thought she might want to dance with me
 
Oh, there she is, she looks so cold
She was out without her coat
The snow looks lovely in her hair
I’m going to do it, I’m going to go over there
 
I’m going! What will I say?
All of you self-assured people get out of the way!
A waltz is playing
I can handle the slow ones
What am I saying?
This dance has not yet begun
 
Left, right, left, right, left, right, why can’t I get it right
I’m not dancing, I’m just walking
Have people stopped talking?
Go on, go on, go on don’t blow this chance
Pardon me Miss, do you think I might have this dance?
 
La...la..la la la, oops!
La...la, one...two...one, two, three!
La, la la la, la la la — we’ve got it now
La, la la la, la la la la la, la la la la!
 
Jacquie:vocals
Rich: vocals, guitar
Rob Berry: piano
Doug Lofstrom: acoustic bass
She:
 
 
 
 
Up the front walk
Hear the loud talk
On the door step
Just one more step
 
Enter smiling
Reconciling
Nobody knows or sees me, I can leave soon
Where’s the
Rest room?
 
Why did I even come?
I don’t know anyone
Who knew that this was casual? This hairdo isn’t natural
My belt’s too tight — I hate these shoes
No one wears white
 
My God, look at them all dancing
How do they do the romance thing?
It’s not for me, it won’t come naturally, I just can’t move like that
Well actually I haven’t tried, but what’s the sense?
I sure don’t see anyone to dance with
Who is that, over there? He looks shy
Don’t stare, don’t stare!
 
He’s not talking to anyone --- poor guy’s not having any fun
Maybe I could go over there, no really
Could I, would I just walk over?
Don’t stare — don’t stare!
 
What would I say?
I couldn’t …
What would I say?
 
I need some air — I really need some air
I can’t stand it I’ve got to get out of here!
 
If I get out the door then I can just keep going
I don’t need my coat, can you believe it’s snowing?
Gee, where is my coat, how would I get it back?
Is it on the bed or hung up on the rack?
Brrr!! It’s cold!
Can’t stay outside, I’ll freeze
In there — go! Stop trying to hide
 
Ahh better — oh, he’s still here
I look so dumb, there’s snow in my hair
He’s looking at me — really?
Will he come here? Shall I go over there? What shall I do?
 
He’s coming! What shall I say?
Oh, my, get out of the way!
It’s a waltz, I love a waltz
I can handle the slow ones
Don’t let it end
This dance has not yet begun
 
At least I think he’s coming here — is he? I don’t know!
I feel scared!
Have people stopped talking?
Go on, go on, go on don’t blow this chance
Please-oh-please-oh-please-oh-please-oh yes, yes, yes, yes!
 
La...la...la la la...sorry!
La...la...one...two..one, two, three
La, la la la, la la la — hey, we’ve got it now
La, la la la, la la la la la, la la la la!
 

 

 

 

 

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