Tom Waits Lyrics


Thomas Alan Waits was born on the eighth anniversary of the
bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was born on December 7, 1949 in
Pomona, California. He and his two sisters grew up moving
around from city to city in California. His parents who are
both school teachers divorced when he was 10. They then
moved to National City. Tom's grandfather was christened
Jesse Frank Waits and his father Frank Waits. Tom is
Scottish and Irish from his father's side of the family and
Norwegian from his mother's side.

Tom became interested in music early and More...




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Taking it to the church!!! | Reviewer: Preacher man in Indiana
    ------ About the song Way Down in the Hole performed by Tom Waits

Yep, provoked my thinking and interests me enough to want to incorporate it as a number for my group. Of course remembering that the original version came from T.A. Waits. Thanks Tom, we'll keep it alive, as we help you keep the devil down in the hole where he belongs. Take it to the church!!!

Unsurpassingly beautiful | Reviewer: Felix Culper
    ------ About the song Hold On performed by Tom Waits

Love in a firefight, Hold on is arguably Tom's best love song and paean to hope, rivalled only by You Can Never Hold Back Spring. It is enchantingly beautiful, perfect gutar parts, 'charcoal eyes and Monroe hips' is such a complete, perfect, description in five words. Thanks Tom, trenscendent.

manure | Reviewer: hope-not-refused
    ------ About the song Starving In The Belly Of A Whale performed by Tom Waits

all life is workable, but not all life is manure, there are flowers, there are so many things, it is only wo/mans emerging consciousness that mistakenly thinks that everything that lives is an analog to shit.

What the song is *not* about. | Reviewer: Jonderson
    ------ About the song Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen) performed by Tom Waits

The song is clearly *not* about a soldier. The line at the beginning "my Stacy's are soaking wet" refers to Stacy Adams shoes. Very high end, fancy dress shoes. They would not be worn by a soldier, even one on leave. In addition, the line "I'm tired of all these soldiers here" seems to indicate that he is not one of them.

Tom. Yes, F.ing hell yes he is cool. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song I Don't Wanna Grow Up performed by Tom Waits

Great point about Sir Tom Waits. Toms presence brings his songs to life when performing, and the ramones are cool but they just kinda moan along. With musch less articulation and depth than tom waits. I would personally say its not even debatable, and that tom exudes the song in its true essence and the Ramones always leave a shit trail of smokey bog wherever they go, skeevy bastards.

tom waits green grass | Reviewer: matt faigan
    ------ About the song Green Grass performed by Tom Waits

The soulfull sounds of a broken hearted man fits into my soul like a glove.and so does the double bass pounding that line unforgettably into my head like a cool stream. The mans a genius.

tom waits green grass | Reviewer: matt faigan
    ------ About the song Green Grass performed by Tom Waits

The soulfull sounds of a broken heated man fits into my soul like a glove.and so does the double bass pounding that line unforgettably into my head like a cool stream. The mans a genius.

Cruising on the Eppic with Brenda Cochrane Entertaining!!!!!! What Fun!!! | Reviewer: Brenda Salter
    ------ About the song The Briar And The Rose performed by Tom Waits

I Love this song!! Brenda Cochrane sang it on the Cruise to Italy that I and friends took. We had the most wonderful time!!! I listen to the song every day after ordering her CD. She is a magnificiant person, with a beautiful voice. Personality is Great!!!!! Cheera to Brenda Cochrane!!!!

The Song is Beautiful!!!!!

Hold On | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Kentucky Avenue performed by Tom Waits

Tom Waits is the fleeting glimpse of divine and diabolical. The inspiration in that space where memory meets fantasy. They kiss, make love and spawn tall tales. There's a place inside of all of us where the big dog on the corner lot is Cerberus, the pretty girl at the end of the block is Circe, and we're all equal parts Hercules and Odysseus, with a dash of Dionysus for flavor. This song expresses his childish innocence with that devilish wit better than most. For those of you just getting familiar with this gutter poet; I envy you. You're in for one hell of a ride.

ANOTHER correction | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Jockey Full Of Bourbon performed by Tom Waits

This corrects "Singerland ride" to "Slingerland ride," a reference to Slingerland-brand cymbals. Full version corrected below. Thanks...



Edna Million in a drop dead suit
Dutch pink on a downtown train
Two dollar pistol but the gun won't shoot
I'm in the corner on the pouring rain
Sixteen men on a deadman's chest
And I've been drinking from a broken cup
Two pairs of pants and a mohair vest
I'm full of bourbon; I can't stand up.

Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home

Your house is on fire; your children are alone
Schiffer broke a bottle on Morgan's head
And I've been stepping on the devil's tail
Across the stripes of a full moon's head
Through the bars of a Cuban jail
Bloody fingers on a purple knife
Flamingo drinking from a cocktail glass
I'm on the lawn with someone else's wife
Admire the view from up on top of the mast

Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone

Yellow sheets on a Hong Kong bed
Stazybo horn and a Slingerland ride
To the carnival is what she said
A hundred dollars makes it dark inside.
Edna Million in a drop dead suit
Dutch pink on a downtown train
Two dollar pistol but the gun won't shoot
I'm in the corner on the pouring rain

Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire; your children are alone


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