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You got a friend your friend likes you
You go out on a Sunday night
You're eating kale, you're eating pie
You're eating all of the things that you like
And then you go walking in a special place
That only the two of you know
And you're hoping hard that some way somehow
The love that you feel will show
The moon is shining, the stars are bright
And everything seems so perfect fine
Then she asks to turn out the light
And you interpret it as a sign
And as you're reaching for the switch
You could swear you hear a sound
Emanating from her lips that falls right to the ground
You've been given the kissoff
When you ring she say she not home
Don't you know that you've just been given the kissoff
You scan up and down the classifieds hoping for to find a job
Receptionists, rent collection
Is this the reason you suppress a sob?
And then you spy a short-order fry that you are capable of
So you get on the train and go downtown
Like a message to you sent from above
In the waiting room for your interview
The hand on your palm starts to sweat
When they call your name you know it sounds just the same
As the word that you want to forget
So you take a seat and start pulling your meat
In an effort not to concentrate
But when she sees you, you must have displeased her
Cause she tells you then to crawl away
You've been given the kissoff
When you speak the box it go beep
Don't you know that you've just been given the kissoff
Your love has blown

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


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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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