"A Waist" is a song by Scott Wheeler setting the poetry of Gertrude Stein. The song is part of the song cycle Oranges and Lemons.
from Tender Buttons
by Gertrude Stein
A star glide, a single frantic sullenness, a single financial grass greediness.
Object that is in wood. Hold the pine, hold the dark, hold in the rush, make the bottom.
A piece of crystal. A change, in a change that is remarkable there is no reason to say that there was a time.
A wooden object gilded. A country climb is the best disgrace, a couple of practices any of them in order is so left.