Millie was a waitress in a small cafe Loved her job and never missed a day For thirty-three years she poured coffee She carried dirty dishes with amazing grace Always had a big smile on her face Even when her feet were aching She brought more to the table than the order she was taking
But when you're doing what you love and loving what you do You won't start nothing that you don't see through You gotta have patience and a whole lot of faith That's a real good tip that Millie passed my way
I was just a kid fresh out of school Working that summer to see me through Then I was moving on to greener pastures Millie kind of took me under her wing Said making money don't mean a thing It all depends on how you earn it Some folks waste their whole life and never learn it
But when you're doing what you love...
I make sure when I'm back in town I stop by and she always sits me down She's gotta know what I've done and where I've been She makes me proud to call myself one of Millie's million friends
Cause I'm doing what I love and loving what I do I won't start nothing that I don't see through I try to have patience and a whole lot of faith Thanks to a real good tip that Millie passed my way Yeah what a real good tip that Millie passed my way