At the counter I dropped off
a piece of paper on the tablecloth of red gingham
my name and address was neatly pressed on the header

I was looking for a job
and when I found a job
I took it out on everyone I knew

Buttons on a lapel
an occasion I know too well
perhaps today they'll let me go home early

When I was poor and alone
there was a peaceful tone...
to the watch you gave me last christmas

I wish someone would have prepared us for this when we were younger
I'm not ashamed to say that I would be happy to never complete an honest day's work
I would just float around town sipping cups of coffee and waiting for buses to take me to museums
my sister doesn't agree
she works too much and worries too much...
and laughs too much
just look where it's put her
the poor thing

Sun rises but it also sets - your not done with me yet
of all the places I'd like to be it's...
in a room with no TV
an open window and company
and smiling faces to say that they missed me


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Two French Sisters song meanings
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    General CommentHere's my guess for the missing lines, additions in ALL CAPS:



    AT THE COUNTER I dropped off
    a piece of paper on the tablecloth of RED GINGHAM

    my name and address was neatly pressed on the HEADER



    As this is followed by the line about "i was looking for a job, and when I found a job I took it out on everyone I knew", I assume he's talking about dropping off a resume, probably appying for a menial job at a pizza joint or fast food restaurant (this would explain the red gingam tablecloths and his having to wear buttons on his lapels (perhaps a nametag?).

    Or, he could be singing from the perspective one of the 'french sisters', either the one who's discussed by the female narrator of the middle section, or by the narrator herself, depending upon whether she has to work and dreams of quitting to ride buses, or if the "poor thing" is the one with the crappy job.


    Anyway, that's my best guess.


    Great tune, thanks for sharing.

    JSBachon November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me cry.
    The Theatreon February 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so if anyone can fill in the ??? correctly, mail me. Much appreciated...
    Music_Is_Emotionon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCheers to JSBach for helping out with those... ;D
    Music_Is_Emotionon November 19, 2009   Link

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