Realized I knew you from his photo
When you walked into the restaurant
And my heart just sunk
Your friend looked over from the bar
She must've known who I was
The worst possible version of what I'd done
As, seating couples, I tried to listen

By the time it's old
A face will have been seen
One and a half million times
One million times!
I don't know why I worry I mean
Maybe she didn't recognize me

Call you enemy because I'm afraid of
What you could call me
The world's gotten so small and embarassing

By the time it's old
My face will have been seen
And I'll share a very common poverty
It's a very common kind
It's not that I am worried
Really I just wish that you and your friends would leave

We've long since closed now
Still you and some others stick around


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Waitress song meanings
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    General Comment“It’s about one of the first times when I looked at somebody and felt the distaste in the air,” she explains. “I mean, I could have been making it up. You don’t know what people think about you, but just being in a situation where you know someone has reason to be disgusted with you. And I was just trying to do my job. It was one of the first times I felt really small.”
    scratcheron August 29, 2015   Link

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