Waitress Song

Album: Stay Gold (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Johanna and Klara Söderberg imagining a simpler life away from this "dark, twisted road." Klara told The Sun: "I think we had this almost romantic idea of what it's like to be a waitress in an American diner.
  • The song is one of several tracks on Stay Gold that introduces new elements to First Aid Kit's music, such as a 13-piece orchestra. Klara told Uncut magazine: "The strings and arrangements move us into new territory. We're a four piece band live, but we felt that shouldn't dictate how this record sounds. If the songs wanted to be big, let them be big! On 'Waitress Song' and 'Stay Gold' we wanted something epic from the get-go."
  • Other songs on our database about waitresses include:

    "Don't You Want Me" by Human League (About a guy who meets a cocktail waitress and turns her into a star before their love goes bad.)

    "Travelin' Soldier" by Dixie Chicks (About an American soldier who befriends a waitress shortly before he enters the army. He writes her letters whilst he is serving in Vietnam.)

    "Bitties In The BK Lounge" by De La Soul (A diatribe against the two-faced attitude of a Burger King waitress.)

    "Jane Doe" by Never Shout Never (Inspired by Never Shout Never aka Christofer Ingl's encounter with a beautiful waitress in a Santa Monica restaurant.)

    "Summer People" by Gretchen Peters (About a waitress in a diner on Long Island.)

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