Tom's Diner Uke tab by Suzanne Vega

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[Verse 1]
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I am sitting in the morning at the diner on the corner
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I am waiting at the counter for the man to pour the coffee
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And he fills it only halfway and be - fore I even argue
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He is looking out the window at some - body coming in


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[Verse 2]
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It is always nice to see you says the man behind the counter
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To the woman who has come in she is shaking her umbrella
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And I look the other way as they are kissing their hellos
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And I'm pre - tending not to see them
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And in - stead I pour the milk

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[Verse 3]
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I open up the paper there’s a story of an actor
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Who had died while he was drinking it was no one I had heard of
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And I’m turning to the horoscope and looking for the funnies
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When I'm feeling someone watching me and so I raise my head


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[Verse 4]
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There’s a woman on the outside looking inside Does she see me
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No she does not really see me
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Cause she sees her own reflection
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And I’m trying not to notice that she’s hitching up her skirt
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And while she’s straightening her stockings
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Her hair has gotten wet


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[Break]
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[Verse 5]
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Oh this rain it will continue through the morning
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As I’m listening to the bells of the cathedral
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I am thinking of your voice and of the midnight picnic
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Once upon a time before the rain began
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And I finish up my coffee and it's time to catch the train


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About this song

"Tom's Diner" is an a cappella pop song written in 1981 by American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. It was first released as a track on the January 1984 issue of Fast Folk Musical Magazine[1]. The first time it was featured on any of her own studio albums was as the first track of her own Solitude Standing album in 1987. It was not until the a cappella track was used as the basis for a popular remix by the British group The DNA Disciples, in 1990 that the song became a popular hit. Read more on Last.fm.