What A Waste lyrics

- Miss Saigon

What A Waste lyrics

What A Waste

ENGINEER
check it out!

DOORMEN
girls! I got girls!

DOORMEN
gorgeous girls!

DOORMEN
very nice!

TOURISTS
hey, wow! Oh look! We gotta see!

DOORMEN
girls! I got girls!

DOORMEN
gorgeous girls!

DOORMEN
very nice!

TOURISTS
I'm glad my wife's not here with me!

ENGINEER
what a waste!
to pay for my keep
I'm rounding up sheep
to fleece here in Bangkok

I'm disgraced
I can't get ahead
there's nothing as dead
as peace here in Bangkok

ten cents an hour, that's all they pay
I'll have to swim to the USA
if you're looking for fun
original sin
if you want to put out
then you gotta come in

DOORMEN
girls! I got girls!

DOORMEN
gorgeous girls!

DOORMEN
very nice!

ENGINEER
gee, isn't Bangkok really neat?
the things they're selling on the street.
fresh dog, if that's what you'd enjoy
a girl, or if you want a boy

DOORMEN
girls!
i got girls!
girls!
worth the price!

DOORMEN and the ENGINEER
come, come to me
first drink is free

ENGINEER
don't be a lump, you can hump
for a small extra fee

hump - "humpy, humpy"

ENGINEER
I'm depressed
for hustling amours
to Japanese tours
is no treat in Bangkok

I'm the best
but selling these runts
for sexual stunts
leaves me beat in Bangkok

ten cents an hour...

CLUB OWNER
you said you'd fill my place up - where are they?

ENGINEER
they're coming, Boss

CLUB OWNER
Just get to work, half-breed!

ENGINEER
...screw the Siamese
look how they're ripping off... refugees

ENGINEER
if you're looking for fun
original sin
if you want to put out
then you gotta come in

DOORMEN ENGINEER
hey boys, don't stand around like wimps.
watch out, those guys, they're really pimps.
you want some thrills, come-on and grab it!
three girls, two gerbils, and a rabbit

DOORMEN
girls!
i got girls!
girls!
half the price!

DOORMEN
hey, come to me!

DOORMEN
look what you'll see!

ENGINEER
hey, that's a joke, mine blow smoke
for a small extra fee

VENDORS
come try the streets in every venue
with tricks, you'll pick from off the menu

ENGINEER
hey, Joe, try taking a little excursion
you'll all feel good from a little perversion.
massage requiring total immersion.
some strange positions they say are Persian.

ENGINEER
drinks are on me
first girl is free
what can I say? You get me
for a small extra fee!

ENGINEER
you want a girl sir? you'll like one of these

JOHN
you have a Kim here, can I see her please?

ENGINEER
you pick 'em well. . .

monsieur John, is that you?

JOHN
the Engineer!
Jesus Christ! you're here too

ENGINEER
of all my friends, you're the one that I miss

JOHN
I'm looking for Kim

ENGINEER
I love you so, you and your buddy Chris

JOHN
I'm here about him
Kim has a child born in...

BOTH
seventy-five

ENGINEER
I filled that out and it's you who arrive
you'll find the end of your quest here in our little dive

I'm impressed
American clerks, a system that works
there's really no other

JOHN
listen, spare me the gas
is there really a child?

ENGINEER
yes, we're blessed
and Kim's on a trip
for citizenship, and I am her brother

JOHN
you're her brother, my ass
come on, take me inside

ENGINEER
look Kim, who got our application
I said I'd bring us all salvation

KIM
oh my god! monsieur John!
yes, of course he sent you

JOHN
not in here, is there someplace near we could talk?

KIM
Take your hands off! We're finished! Go find someone else!

JOHN
come with me, there's a lot I've got to say first

KIM
Chris is here! say he's here! oh my god, it's all true

ENGINEER
I suggest, whatever may be
you leave it to me
just play little mother

JOHN
what I need to find out
she can tell me alone

KIM
can you take me to Chris?
I can leave here right now
we've been here for so long
took this job to survive
one month at sea
I was sure we'd drown
but I thought about Chris
and we didn't go down
I've done terrible things
but we're safe and you're here
so perhaps all the gods
have begun to forgive

CLUB OWNER
did the gentleman order champagne?

ENGINEER
she was about to get it

CLUB OWNER
you better get back on the chain, or get out

KIM ENGINEER
monsieur John I'm so sick of that prick
quick before he gets wise
look at this let John look at your kid
come see love see the lids of his eyes
come see Chris let John have his surprise

ENGINEER
look Uncle Sam
how nice I am
I doing all this just for Tam
an American boy

KIM
look John, this is his son
don't they have the same the smile
he's been waiting for his father
for a long, long while.


Last Update: October, 24th 2014


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