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Pere Ubu – Waiting For Mary lyrics

Welcome to Mars!
It's open all hours.
What are we doing here? "
Bill's in the back and Fred's on the phone, sayin,
"What are we doing here?"

Oh, he was sayin that you are never alone in the Twilight Zone.
"What are we doing here?"

Waiting. For. Mary

I oughta know but my memory is goin'.
(What are we doing here?)
As bad as it seems
Maybe we're dreaming
(What are we doing here?)
Don't mind the stares we've paid for these chairs.
(What are we doing here?)
And keep up that smile, it might be awhile.

"What are we doing here?"

Waiting. For. Mary (x3)
Oh, I.
Won... Der. Why.
She can't. Be.
On time. Ever?

What do you know, it had to be snowin!
(What are we doing here?)
I'm down on my knees.
I'm beggin' you please.
(What are we doing here?)
Oh, what do you see?
Why, it had to be me
Oh, sayin'
What are we doing here?
Now, one at a time or all in a line, say it:

Waiting. For. Mary.
Waiting. For. Mary.
Waiting. For. Mary.

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