Dina Pruzhansky&Gaby Gold

Dina Pruzhansky&Gaby Gold

 New York City, New York, USA
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A Lot More Fun Than Dining In

Written By: Dina Pruzhansky & Gaby Gold

A Lot More Fun than Dining In

Music by Dina Pruzhansky
Lyrics by Gaby Gold

Picture this: it’s just before lunchtime in a coffee shop, in Queens. Mabel, a forlorn waitress awaits the arrival of her secret crush – who’ll walk in any minute, for take-out. She feels like she’s been waiting for him her whole life. He’s almost perfect…rich, debonair and…out of her league.

I TOSS IN AN EXTRA NAPKIN OR TWO
AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE’S MORE MEAT IN HIS STEW.
‘CAUSE IT’S MORE THAN JUST A HUNCH
WHEN HE PICKS UP HIS BAGGED LUNCH
MY HEART PICKS UP TOO

I’D FILL UP HIS COFFEE CUP TO THE BRIM
AND MAKE ALL HIS FAVORITE DISHES FOR HIM.
IF HE WALKED THROUGH MY FRONT DOOR
I WOULD GLIDE ACROSS THE FLOOR
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN DIM OOH OOH

Oh my gosh! There he is!

HONEY, TAKE A SEAT.
YA WANT RYE OR WHEAT?
COME ON, FLASH ME THAT SAUCY GRIN.
TELL ME HOW’S YOUR WIFE?
AND THAT CHARMING LIFE?
GO ON AND EAT THAT UP, YOU’RE WAY TOO THIN.

IT’S A SPECIAL TREAT
WHEN HE COMES TO EAT;
A LITTLE CONVERSATION’S NOT A SIN.
YOU SAY HELLO AND WINK
AND THEN MY CHEEKS TURN PINK
WELL STICK A FORK IN ME ‘CAUSE I’M DONE IN.

HE WEARS MINK AND SABLE.
HE’S HANDSOME LIKE CLARK GABLE.
I’M JUST FRUMPY MABEL
BET HE THINKS I’M SUCH A BORE.

WHEN HE’S AT MY TABLE
TRY TO CHAT BUT I’M UNABLE
TO KEEP MY TRAY STABLE
AND PLATES FALL TO THE FLOOR.

NOW I MADE HIM LAUGH
AND THE KITCHEN STAFF
SIGNALS ME TO MOVE IN CLOSE TO HIM.
THEY KNOW HE’S MY CRUSH
‘CAUSE THEY’VE HEARD ME GUSH
HERE’S MY CHANCE TO GO OUT ON A LIMB.
BUT HE’S ON HIS WAY ‘TIL ANOTHER DAY
IT’S BECOME A GAME THAT I CAN’T WIN.

BUT THERE’S NO QUESTION OF DOUBT
IF HE WOULD JUST TAKE ME OUT
WE’D HAVE A LOT MORE FUN THAN DINING IN.
(CHECK PLEASE!)
‘CAUSE THERE’S NO QUESTION OF DOUBT
IF I COULD BE HIS TAKE-OUT
WE’D HAVE A LOT MORE FUN THAN DINING;
HE’S MY SILVER LINING.
A LOT MORE FUN THAN DINING IN.