"Waiting For The Bus" as written by and Gordon Gano....
We got the mother and the kids
We got the guy and his date
We all get mad
We all get laid
Looks like somebody forgot about us
Standin' on the corner
Waitin' for a bus
Say hey mister driver man
Don't be slow
Cause I got somewhere I got to go
Say hey mister driver man
Drive that thing fast
My precious time keep slippin' past
Lets call the mayor lets complain
Looks like the city's done to us again
Tied up in traffic what'ya know
The damn city bus moves so slow
I said hey mister driver man
Don't be slow
'Cause I got somewhere I got to go
Say hey mister driver man
Drive that thing fast
My precious time keep slippin' past


Lyrics submitted by Chiisushi, edited by sops

"Waiting for the Bus" as written by Gordon James Gano

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    General Commentthis is my absolute favorite violent femmes song... good stuff! better than blister in the sun and ever 36-24-36
    coughatwhoeveron July 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust a greaty, angsty song in the spirit of Violent Femmes. However, their humor shines through as they don't direct their anger at girls per usual, but at the late bus! Classic!
    BearIsDrivingon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta friend made me a tape with this on it when i was in high school. this was definetely my favorite song, but my little sister couldn't stand it (she had to ride with me to school) and one day threw it out the window. years later, when she matured and developed a great taste in music, she apologized, and she really likes the VF.

    just a little story for you.
    yellowstaron October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentalone at the bus stop waiting for my bus that was 40 minutes late, starting singing this song. makes it fell ok.
    placetheminyourhandon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFuck yeah, this is awesome stuff! Rocky, bluesy, bluegrassy, funny.......damn, I love the Violent Femmes.
    ILOVELIFEon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha. I wanna sing this next time I'm waiting/on a bus.
    americanmusicon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbest line ever "we all get mad, we all get laid"
    and the added argument about the 65 cent transfer..brilliant.
    lost_in_twlighton April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the line was we all get late...
    musky_oxon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is we all get late. Honestly, who gets laid while they are waiting for the bus?
    norwegianwoodon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, wrong lyrics...i love this song though, i think its really funny.
    specialK37on June 15, 2006   Link

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