You might have seen one out in Minnesota
Or maybe down by the sea in Sarasota
But they were made back in Worcester, Mass.
Of aluminum and balkalite and glass

Like a locomotive they were streamlined
And the blue prints were drawn up from a dream of mine
Slap 'em up put 'em on the train
Out to Michigan up to Maine

You may find a diner down in Georgia or
Carolina off the twenty by the Piggly Wiggly
In the country out of Waynesboro

Or when it's getting late and rainy out in New York State
You hang a Louie off the thru-way
And you go and grab yourself a cheeseburger
At the little gem diner off the six niner

Diner my shiny shiny love
In the night you're all I'm thinking of
Diner my shiny shiny love

The cruiser pulls in where the troopers always stop
As we dine over the chrome and formica table top

The cashier she always squints
By the gum and the bowl of mints
She's tapping her toe
To the Dean Martin on the consolette
Booth service and a cigarette we're loving it so

Side of fries a dollar
Or the haddock plate two ninety five
A rootbeer float a Pepsi
And be sure to save some room for some apple pie

Better make it a-la-mode

Diner my shiny shiny love
In the night you're all I'm thinking of
Diner my shiny shiny love

Dean Martin God rest his soul
Talkin' to me from the cereal bowl
There's a couple from the Show-Me state
Knockin' back a little meatloaf plate

Diner my shiny shiny love
Diner my shiny shiny love
Diner my shiny shiny shiny love

Chicken 'n' biscuits
With a side of gravy (peach cobbler)


Lyrics submitted by cabus


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    General Comment"In the song Sexton mentions "The Little Gem Diner off six niner". This is a real diner located in Syracuse, NY off Highway 690 and it's open 24/7. Sexton used to hang out there when he was growing up. He claims that many of his songs were written while drinking coffee in The Little Gem. (thanks, Matthew - Amherst, NY)"
    cabuson September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have to thank Scrubs to expanding my musical tastes, without that show i'd be missing songs like this, and suff, i love the upbeat sound of this song
    hobbes67on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea haha i also found this thanks to scrubs
    supernukeon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the best song to dance to. Period.
    The O-Manon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe O-Man - as Scrubs so wonderfully demonstrates. This song really cheers me up.
    Pilot Erroron October 07, 2008   Link

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