Duets: No One Waitin' lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

Duets: No One Waitin' lyrics

Duets: No One Waitin'

RADIO
No one waitin to warm the dark,
no one hopin that I?ll wear red,
no one wantin to spark my spark,
no one needin needin to share my bed.

CAROLINE
Don?t break promises, Emmie,
do like you say you do.
Don?t give yourself options.
Most folks lives without em.
Most folks does without.

EMMIE
Lost track of time, mama,
sorry, Aunt Claudia
say she?d mind the children,
say she don?t mind minding them.
Sorry mama, I was out;
being shiftless, having fun.

RADIO (under CAROLINE/EMMIE dialogue)
Nobody?s arm to cradle my head,
to talk about news, talk about views,
talk about change,
bout the President dead,
bout how the day went,
or how time flown,
or life been spent,
or I?m all alone?

CAROLINE
What kind of fun?

EMMIE
You remember fun, mama;
out at the parking lot,
longside the A&W,
buncha us talking,
dancing to the radio.

CAROLINE
The President?s dead.

EMMIE
I know, the radio
play music anyway!
Just some old white man
sent Larry off to Vietnam.
Sorry he dead.
I ain?t killed him.

CAROLINE
I?m too tired to fight.
You don?t do me right.
I can?t do with no daughters
shiftless as you.

EMMIE
Just some old white man
don?t care about the black man?

CAROLINE
Emmie Thibodeeaux! Since when you say ?black man??
You say colored or negro like you was raised up to.

EMMIE
Say he do stuff for us,
get our vote, he just ignore us,
same old story, mama, same tired old lie.
If you got to do it mama go ahead and cry.
I ain?t got no tears to shed
for no dead white guy.

RADIO
Free, free, lonesome and free!
No one pacin the floor for me.
Flower don?t need no honey bee.
If free mean misery, that?s what I be.
Ain?t nobody?s baby,
ain?t property,
got nothing I own
cept being alone
free and lonely?

CAROLINE
Go on an get yourself to bed, girl,
whoever put a mouth like that on you?
I know I didn?t do it, and God didn?t do it,
and somedays I don?t know what I?m
gonna do?

EMMIE
How your knees today?

CAROLINE
They fine, go on asleep.
Don?t wake up the baby,
say prayers for us all,
give your mama a kiss,
pologize to God for being such an unholy priss,
and a caution and a sass
fore your mama whups your?

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


Duets: No One Waitin'
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