Doris & Edwin: The Movie

from Beau Woes and Other Problems of Modern Life

Doris and Edwin: The Movie
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Copyright 1987 Blendingwell Music (ASCAP)

The first time that she saw him
Was in the office canteen
He was buying a cup of coffee
(Three sugars and double cream)
Two weeks later she saw him
By the elevator banks
His hands were full
She held the doors for him
And he said "Thanks!"

Now she's in love
For her it don't take much
She's in love
but this is not your ordinary office crush
'Cause she works in the basement
Near the boiler room door
And he works in accounting
On the 37th floor

Now I'm not much of a mathematician
But even I can see
In a building of 37 floors
And 4000 employees
The chances of running into him
Are really not too good
Even though she hung out at the canteen
And rode the elevator every spare minute she could

'Cause she's in love
And she don't even know his name (It was Edwin)
She's in love
And love can be such a cruel cruel game
'Cause she works in the basement
Near the boiler room door
And he works in accounting
On the 37th floor

And by the way, did I happen to mention...

That when this building was constructed
It was done improperly
And one day on the fourth floor
there was a short in the electricity
It burned up walls and desks and chairs
And all the secretaries
The alarm did not go off
Until it reached floor thirty-three
Floor thirty-three
Floor thirty-three
(And on the upper floors, people were running and screaming
and jumping out the windows to get away from the flames...
It was gross!)

Now the woman in the basement
She raced up the stairs
Out the emergency exit
Into the fresh air
She looked up
Because just then it began to shower
And that's when she saw her true love coming...
One hundred miles an hour
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh no! No no no!
(Angels singing)

I'm not much of a mathematician
But even I can see
The chances of him landing on her
Were very slim indeed (But he did!)
So they buried them together
The following day
And even now when I ride the elevator
I can hear someone say

She was in love
For her it didn't take much
She was in love
But this was not your ordinary office..... crush!
'Cause she worked in the basement
Near the boiler room door
And he worked in accounting
On the 37th floor

Ya she worked in the basement
And he the 37th floor
But fate brought them together
Parted never more
Never more
Never more

updated: 10 years ago