You oughta hear the mirror in my house
You oughta fear her pretty, pretty mouth
Says I'm imperfect in every way
Miss Almost
Miss Maybe
Miss Halfway

All my friends in L.A. got jobs on Melrose Place
I play Replacements songs and sigh
A waitress in the sky

You oughta hear the things I've been thinking
You oughta swim in a heart that is sinking
You try to break me with all the things you say
Miss Almost
Miss Maybe
Miss Halfway

Tony makes 60k, invests in IRAs
But I'm busy making paper airplanes out of resumes

But I'm gonna burn
I'm gonna shine and multiply
I'm gonna fill up the great divide
You'll never break me with all the things you say
Miss Almost
Miss Maybe
Miss Halfway

I'm gonna burn a pie now and then
And I'm gonna say the wrong things to your friends
I'm gonna burn and shine and multiply
And when I do, you're gonna see me in her eyes

I'm gonna burn and shine and multiply
I'm gonna fill up the great divide
You'll never break me with all the things you say
Miss Almost
Miss Maybe
Miss Halfway

Miss Almost
Miss Maybe
Miss Halfway

Miss Halfway
Miss Halfway
Miss Halfway


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    General Commentwaitress in the sky is a song by the replacements.
    apricot_on November 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about her own doubts and insecurites about herself

    You oughta hear the mirror in my house
    You oughta fear her pretty, pretty mouth
    Says I’m imperfect in every way:
    “Miss Almost, Miss Maybe, Miss Halfway”

    and shes trying to stop feeling pressure to be perfect all the time and to not put herself down all the time- to ignore the evil voices in her head

    in short.... shes scitofrenic
    maggie07on November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song is about how she is both an actress and a musician and she's torn between the two.
    She's definitely not "scitofrenic".
    Just confused.
    Poet For Pennieson December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song is about how she is both an actress and a musician and she's torn between the two.
    She's definitely not "scitofrenic".
    Just confused.
    Poet For Pennieson December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about her self-perceived shortcomings and her belief that she'll succeed anyway, and also is partially addressed to an ex-boyfriend.
    I’m gonna burn a pie now and then
    And I’m gonna say the wrong things to your friends
    I’m gonna burn and shine and multiply
    And when I do, you’re gonna see me in her eyes…
    This part sounds definitely sounds like she's speaking to an ex who criticized her in the past for doing little, dumb stuff like burning pies and saying the wrong things, but how that doesn't matter because she's going to be a success. And when she is a success, her ex is going to look at his current girlfriend and wish it were anya (you're gonna see me in her eyes).
    Also, it's schizophrenic, and she's not. It's sarcastic.
    kajosaon March 28, 2007   Link

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