Parade - Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For? Lyrics

2023 Broadway revival
Parade the Musical - Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For? Lyrics

Strong and Sure is the dream of Atlanta
Where Her Brothers are unified!

Twenty-eight bottles of caps
At four dollars the gross
This is wrong, this is wrong
I can fix this, wait
Nine more boxes in back
Twenty-eight minus nine,
And then thirty-one girls on the line..

Suit and a Tie...
Terribly quiet...
Quite a well-paid position
"Go on Lucille
Bring him his coffee.."

Times six, one eighty-six
Divide... seven sixty
God, all the noise,
And on "Yontiff" yet...
Four cents a girl for the week
At ten cents an hour

Straight from New York, Lucille!
Isn't he smart, Lucille!

Mama, he's comin' around today
Mama, he's at the door!
Mama, I don't know what I should say
"Well what are you waitin' for Lucille?"
What am I waiting for?

This is wrong, this is wrong,
It's an eight, not a six

House and a maid
Two sets of china
Everything I ws wishin'
New winter coat
Real ermine collar
Who would have known Lucille?
Married so well Lucille?

How can he want me, so plain, so prim?
How can he be so sure?
Don't I wish I could be sure like him?
Like Leo?

Yes Lucille, I am building a life for us


No Lucille, we cannot have a picnic

Didn't my wishes come true for me
The day he walked throught the door?
Isn't he all that I knew he'd be?
Brilliant and filled with humility?
Loyal and stable as any tree?
So why do I wait for more?
What am I waiting for?

Twenty-tree cartons of leads
At two-sixty the gross
This is wrong, this is wrong
I can fix this...

MARY: I came for my pay.
LEO: Name?
MARY: Mary Phagan

Review: Parade the Musical Lyrics

Parade the Musical Lyrics

The Old Red Hills of Home
The Dream of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For?
I Am Trying to Remember...
There is a Fountain/ It Don't Make Sense
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
The Trial: Hammer of Justice
Twenty Miles From Marietta
Factory Girls/ Come Up to My Office
My Child Will Forgive Me
That's What He Said
It's Hard to Speak My Heart
Closing Statements and Verdict
Rumblin' and a Rollin
Do It Alone
Pretty Music
This Is Not Over Yet
Blues: Feel the Rain Fall
Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?
All the Wasted Time