Featured, Lryics November 25, 2009

Stretchlinks Lyrics: Do Wah Do Wah Do Wah

by Stretchlinks

Do Wah Do Wah Do Wah

music and lyrics © 1989
The Stretchlinks

When I first saw Wanda, she was crying in a laundromat.
She had put her favorite wool sweater in one of the dryers
and I volunteered to get it out for her.

But in what the owner described as “The most grusome and
uncanny laundering mishap he’d ever seen”, I lost three fingers
on my left hand.

She rushed me to the hospital and we were married six weeks later.

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Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah, Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah
Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah

We got a 25 hundred dollar out of court settlement from the
laundromat which helped us move into a trailer park near a
factory where I got a job working a drill press.

I bought a Chevy Impala at a police auction for 500 dollars.
It ran beautifully, but the radio only got A.M.

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We called Wanda’s parents and told them “We’ve Made it!”
Everthing was going great until I caught her “doing it” with a
seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican kid.

I beat her up pretty bad that night, so she left me and moved in
with her brother. At work I lost two more fingers.

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I heard through a friend that Wanda’s got a job at a drive-in
movie theater. She sells tickets for the most part, but when
they get real busy she helps behind the candy counter.

She makes around $4.75 an hour, and with what she steals
from the cash register I guess she does all right.

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Me? Well I roam around a lot. Doing a little bit of this, a little bit
of that. I went to join the military but they told me I didn’t have enough
fingers.

I tried to call Wanda once, but her brother answered the phone
so I just hung up

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Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah, Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah
Do-Wah Do-Wah Do-Wah

Some people say that life chews you up and spits you out. And
many would say that my life has been somewhat of a hardluck
story.

I don’t know. But I try not to dwell too much on the past. I’m working
in a butcher shop now where they have a lot of sharp tools. It’s been
three weeks and I haven’t lost any fingers yet. Who knows…maybe
things are looking up.

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