"jo the waiter" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Jo the waiter worked for me
Serving wine in basement bars
Only mad men ever stay. 'got no time'
If your mindless please take mine

Jo the waiter held me close
Behind the door marked 'gentlemen'
Just for now that's all I need
Won't someone call me 'friend'
Long gone. I recall good times
I must confess I cried

We burned out and the line went dead
At six o'clock I felt so alone
I crawled inside. 'where else to go'?
Could be dead for all you know
Everyday I died for you
Valium boys with painted eyes
Young man need love special
I don't think I want it at all

Long gone. I recall good times
I must confess I cried
Me I retired to a back street flat
Picture 'eyes in a cold steel frame'
The freaks arrive.
Broken needles and blood
'What you on man to get those eyes'

It's very touching I'm so close to me
False smiles I've rehearsed for days
Come inside you won't know I'm wrong
Give me your heart I'm so quickly gone


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"Jo the Waiter" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General Commentgreat song ! a lot of people think that this is about homosexuality. it's not...jo is a woman. gary likes to play with words...he is saying how hard it is to find a friend. great song !
    xl5ronon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJo isn't a woman in this song, he's a man. True, the song was based on a relationship gone sour that he had, but he reversed the role of his ex-girlfriend into a man and made it about a homosexual relationship.
    fairfieldparlouron January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty certain it's about a homosexual relationship. 'Jo the waiter held me close behind the door marked gentlemen,' 'he's very touching and so close to me.' It's pretty cool to find a straight man like Gary writing about a gay relationship, I don't think there are enough songs about gay stuff... or if there are enough, then I don't know where to find them.
    Monopatinistaon February 15, 2008   Link

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