in the dark lyrics – manhattan transfer

usin’ the phonebooth makin’ a few calls
doodlin’ weird things usin’ the booth walls
i go tme a big date i’m waitin’ for my cat
he’s puttin’ his light on so he can look dap

i enjoy procrastinatin’
’cause i’m busy while i’m waitin’
doodlin’ away

sittin’ an’ dinin’, dinner beginnin’
started desiginin’, usin’ the linen
jus’ talkin’ to my man an’ doodlin’ my bit
the waiter got salty, told me ta please quit

told the waiter don’t be dizzy
can’tcha see i’m very busy
doodlin’ away

do ya doodle all day
asked the waiter in his way
do ya doodle all night
tell the waiter he was right

in your doodlin’ way
that’s the way i wanna stay
are you painting things right
doodlin’ sheds a lotta light

i don’t know… what ta do
ain’t nothin’ you can do
when i’m doodlin’ you
doodlin’s all i wanna do
that’s for true

why does every little thing i see
look exactly like a doodle ta me
if i ever had a doubt what
life is all about i, get my pencil out
and then commence to doodlin’

and i find it so relaxing
especially when i feel, that my life is really taxing.

’cause weird designs weird designs
they only show what’s goin’ on in
weirder minds weirder minds
’cause when you doodle
then your noodle’s flying blind

every little thing that you write
just conceivably might
be a thought, that you captured
while capping a wink
doodlin’ takes you beyond whatcha think
then ya draw whatcha think

i’d be so lost without my doodlin’
it really helps to ease my mind
i’d be tempest tossed without my doodlin’
’cause when i’m doodlin’ there’s one thing i find
i really, i really, really truly wanna figure out
what my doo dlin’s all about

later the waiter had me arrested
took me ta bellevue where i was tested
i got me a doctor probin’ my noodle
before he was half done, i taught him ta doodle
showed him hidden thoughts that linger
findin’ out right through your finger…
doodlin’ away…

the doctor was real nice told me ta be cool
looked at the waiter, called ‘im the real fool.
he looked at my baby an’ told ‘im to feel free
taught him ta doodle so he could bug me
when he put his arms around me
much to his surprise he found me
doodlin’ away

doo-doo-doodle all day

gotta doodle baby

/ manhattan transfer lyrics