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I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

but its better than sleeping by the wasteside of today

all the barbershops and funeral-homes were open

and the customers were coming and the business was doing great

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

just dreaming dreams and drooling on my bed

all the people in my town would be born

then they'd get themselves a little hair cut

and then promptly after they'd be dead

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

when a drunk girl awoke me on the train

but I did not see her stumbling

and I did not hear her mumbling

as I dubbed myself a passenger

and kindly stepped away

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

of tomorrow

I was sleeping

I was sleeping by the wasteside

I was sleeping

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

I was sleeping, ladies and gentlemen

I was just slee...aaaah!

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

but it's better than sleeping by the wasteside of today

all the barbershops and funeral-homes were open

and the customers were coming and the business

was

doing

so

so

great...

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I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

but its better than sleeping by the wasteside of today

all the barbershops and funeral-homes were open

and the customers were coming and the business was doing great

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

just dreaming dreams and drooling on my bed

all the people in my town would be born

then they'd get themselves a little hair cut

and then promptly after they'd be dead

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

when a drunk girl awoke me on the train

but I did not see her stumbling

and I did not hear her mumbling

as I dubbed myself a passenger

and kindly stepped away

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

of tomorrow

I was sleeping

I was sleeping by the wasteside

I was sleeping

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

I was sleeping, ladies and gentlemen

I was just slee...aaaah!

I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow

but it's better than sleeping by the wasteside of today

all the barbershops and funeral-homes were open

and the customers were coming and the business

was

doing

so

so

great...

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This song came on on the bus last morning, and I was just thinking...

Is this song trying to tell us that it's better to have hope and focus on the future than seeing the problems we are surrounded by right now?

( I was sleeping by the wasteside of tomorrow but its better than sleeping by the wasteside of today )

Before, when I heard this I only heard the people in my town would be born then they'd get themselves a hair cut and then promptly after they'd be dead as, you know, life goes on. We're born. We live. We die. And that it's such a short time we spend on earth anyway.

But yesterday I noticed that the barber shops is were the people are getting themselves a haircut and the funeral-homes are for the promptly dead-ones...connected.

I don't know. It got me thinking... People that watch other people's lives and make money on them...

the sleeping and drooling I think has something to do with that the narrator wasn't ready for what was about to happen. And this happened in the present - not the future that she had been focusing on. But what was it? Her death?

The drunk girl tried to wake her up, but she wouldn't listen...

When she says that the business was doing so so great... in the end I kind of get the feeling that it's the narrator's time to die...

In that case the song is telling us not to forget to look at where we are right now... As John Lennon said: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

(And this is a song I never used to listen to before yesterday. ah my brain)

I'm just thinking while I'm writing here. Any thoughts or anyone up for discussion? Smiler

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yeah, that was the other thing a was thinking about that I completely forgot about! thank you!

so you think that's the deal? this is a WWII song? Could be... but where does the drunk girl fit in? There were trains, but I don't think someone would "kindly step away" on those trains?

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