"Dumb Waiters" as written by Richard/butler Butler and Roger Nicholas/kilburn Morris....
Give me all your paper ma
Gimme all your jazz
Give me something that I need
Something I can have
Mrs. London's coming round
She's coming with her son
Gimme all your paper ah
So I can get a gun
She has got it in for me
Yeah I mean it honestly
She's so mean
Give me all your paper ma
So I can buy a train
They just want to suck you in
To being one of them
Tell her that I'm not in here
Tell her I'm a freak
Tell her that I fall about
Every time I speak
She has got in for me
Yeah I mean it honestly
I just scream
Give me all your paper ma
So I can buy a train
I don't know how I got in here
It's making me insane
Have another cigarette
And have another cigarette
In a room where lovers go
Talking on the telephone
They have go it in for me
Yeah I mean it honestly
They all dream

Lyrics submitted by AlgernonMabus

"Dumb Waiters" as written by John Ashton Duncan Kilburn

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    Song MeaningI've heard this great song a million times and I still can't figure it out. I'll take a stab at it. Based on the cacophonous melody and stream-of-consciousness lyrics it sounds like a coked-out scenester, paranoid, trying to avoid everyone and wanting to stay alone in his room of hell.

    "tell her that i'm not in here
    tell her i'm a freak"

    "they've got it in for me
    yeah i mean it honestly"

    I dunno...my two cents...

    Shatteron March 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHere's my meaning for this song even though it's a bit confusing.
    I think this guy just wants to get rid from the lady coming from London along with her son. He expects his friend (maybe a flatmate) to be smart enough and keep her away from him, so that they don't have to be together again. Maybe because it was a only night standing when they've first met or just because the feeling is gone and she doesn't get it.
    luizbrandaoon February 28, 2015   Link
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    General CommentOhmeegod! I can't believe there are no comments on this song!
    Gah...hmm...about the meaning, I really have no idea.
    mediocremurphyon November 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. I love the saxophone.
    liktheangelon March 06, 2011   Link

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