Songs of the TOM WAITS

November – Tom Waits

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No stars No moon No care November It only believes In a pile of dead leaves And a moon That’s the color of bone No prayers for November To

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Tom Waits

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I don’t wanna grow up Nothin’ ever seems to turn out right I don’t wanna grow up How do you move in a world of fog That’s always changing

9th & Hennepin – Tom Waits

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All the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes And the moon’s teeth marks are on the sky Like a tarp thrown all over this And the broken umbrellas

Cemetery Polka – Tom Waits

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He’s a big shot down there at the slaughterhouse Plays accordion for Mr. Weiss Uncle Biltmore and Uncle William Made a million during World War Two But they’re tightwads

Big Black Mariah – Tom Waits

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Thunder that the rain makes when the shadow tops the hill Big light on the back street, hill to ever more Packing down the ladder with the hammer to

Old Shoes – Tom Waits

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I’ve been putting it off for a while, Cause it’s harder by now, and the truth is so clear That I am crying when I’m seeing you smile. So

Gun Street Girl – Tom Waits

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Stick around to tell us all the tale Well he fell in love with a Gun Street girl And now he’s dancing in the Birmingham jail Dancing in the

Downtown Train – Tom Waits

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Has punched a hole in the nighttime, yes I climb through the window and down to the street I’m shining like a new dime The downtown trains are full

Strange Weather – Tom Waits

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London Bridge is falling down. Strange a woman tries to save What a man will try to drown. And he’s the rain that they predicted, Its the forecast every

Pasties And A G-string – Tom Waits

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looking like a tramp I ain’t got a quarter got a postage stamp Been five o’clock shadow boxing all around the town Talking with the old men sleeping on

Old Shoes (And Picture Postcards) – Tom Waits

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I’ve been putting it off for a while, But it’s harder by now, ’cause the truth is so clear That I cry when I’m seeing you smile. So goodbye,

Romeo Is Bleeding – Tom Waits

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he’s over on 18th street as usual looking so hatd against the hood of his car ans putting out a cigarette in his hand and for all the pachucos

Emotional Weather Report – Tom Waits

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with a chance of fog chance of showers into the afternoon with variable high cloudiness and gusty winds, gusty winds at times around the corner of Sunset and Alvorado

Kentucky Avenue – Tom Waits

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charlie delisle sittin at the top of an avocado tree mrs stormll stab you with a steak knife if you step on her lawn i got a half pack

Falling Down – Tom Waits

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I have come 500 miles just to see a halo Come from St. Petersburg, Scarlett and me Well I open my eyes, I was blind as can be When

Semi Suite – Tom Waits

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And those Friday nights out bowlin’ When he’s off for a twelve hour lay over night You wish you had a dollar For every time he hollered That he’s

Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love) – Tom Waits

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Banana moon is shining in the sky, Feel like I’m in heaven when you’re with me Know that I’m in heaven when you smile, Though we’re stuck here on

Poncho’s Lament – Tom Waits

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And I ain’t made my bed in a week Coffee stains on the paper I’m writing And I’m too choked up inside to speak And Yes, I know our

Had Me A Girl – Tom Waits

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I knew she couldn’t stay Had me a girl in San Diego One day she just had to go And I had me a girl Tallahassee Boy what a

Better Off Without A Wife – Tom Waits

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every Tom and Dick and Harry you must be strong to go it alone here’s to the bachelors and the bowery bums and those who feel that they’re the

Lucky Day – Tom Waits

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In all the world Is in a little Spanish town But I left her for a Bonnie lass And I told her I’d see her around But that Bonnie

Small Change – Tom Waits

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Well small change got rained on with his own.38 and nobody flinched down by the arcade and the marquise weren’t weeping they went stark-raving mad and the cabbies were

Big Joe And Phantom 309 – Tom Waits

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a few years back tryin’ to make me a buck like everybody else, well you know times get hard and well I got down on my luck and I

A Sight For Sore Eyes – Tom Waits

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workin hard hardly workin hey man you know me water under the bridge didya see my new car well it’s bought and it’s payed for parked outside of the

Hang On St. Christopher – Tom Waits

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and the oil Buckle down the rumble seat let the radiator boil got an overhead downshift and a two dollar grill got an 85 cabin on an 85 hill

Potter’s Field – Tom Waits

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and i’ll give you a bargain from the edge of a maniac’s dream that buys a black widow spider with a riddle in his yarn that’s clinging to the

Time – Tom Waits

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And the shadow boys are breaking all the laws And you’re east of East Saint Louis and the wind is making speeches And the rain sounds like a round

Down, Down, Down – Tom Waits

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and the devil called him by name he went down down down hangin’ onto the back of a train he went down down down this boy went solid down

Jitterbug Boy – Tom Waits

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by the shoe-shine resting on my laurels and my Hardys too life of Riley on a swing shift gears follow my drift Once upon a time I was in

Frank’s Wild Years – Tom Waits

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and he hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife’s forehead. He sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road and assumed