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When Dish washed dishes in a restaurant
She scraped the black burn off of the plates
And every time she pushed her card in the clock
She'd peer outside as she's gripping her hands to the grate
But one day she will leave it, she's gonna pursue her dream
Saving up all her money to buy a washing machine
Oh, your washing machine, makes your dirty clothes clean
I want to stuff my laundry in your washing machine
Oh, your microwave, just think of all the time it saves
I want to plan a dinner for the two of us
And cook it in your microwave
When Dish got home she pulled the shades
And crawled into bed inside of the clothes that she'd sewn
And then she'd open up the Sears catalog
And pretend they were pictures of all of the things that she owned
But one day she will ditch her apron in the sea
When she has plenty of money to buy a color TV
Oh, your color TV, let me come and see
I want to sit on your couch in front your color TV
Oh, your VCR, in a brand new car
I want to rent King Lawrence of Arabia and watch it on your VCR
(repeat chorus)
I want to plan a dinner for the two of us
And cook it in your color TV
Your color TV
Your color TV
Your color TV

© 1990 Douglas Chay
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from Dishwasher and the Washing Machine, released January 2, 1990


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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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