Short Order Girl

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Oh god, I get to name check Kathleen Turner and Ellen Barkin in the same song! I'm pretty sure that's enough reason for a song to exist. There is a movie (I very well may have imagined this) where Ms Barkin plays a slightly jaded waitress. This is her theme song.


Short Order Girl

Short order girl
Little short on time
Short order girl
Your voice is deep
Like Kathleen Turner’s
Put some coffee
On the burner
And let it steep
Short order girl

Short order girl
Small town cafe
Short order girl
Everything you do say
Sounds smart and sassy
Even when you smoke
you still look classy
Short order girl

I’m gonna wait
Till you come down off your shift
I’d like to give you a lift

Short order girl
Hair up in a pile
Short order girl
crooked smile
Like Ellen Barkin’s
In this booth
I will be parkin
For a while
Short order girl


from A Rose In Red, released February 14, 2013



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John Sieger Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Sieger leads a great Midwestern band, Semi-Twang. He is a songwriter and a singer, but not a singer/songwriter. He also plays guitar. His songs have been recorded by over 20 artists, from Dwight Yoakam and Flaco Jimenez on the Americana side, to The BoDeans and Jerry Harrison over in the land of rock. He has collaborated with Michael Feldman on songs for as long as he can remember. ... more

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