Tom Waits Quotes (Author of Innocent When You Dream) (page 2 of 5)
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Tom Waits' Grammy-winning Bone Machine was released 25 years ago this week — here's an exhaustively annotated track-by-track breakdown to celebrate. This is not strictly true. It is perhaps the most Waits-ian of Tom Waits albums, by virtue of having a Waits lookalike on the cover and a song selection that ranges across virtually every genre of music and combinations thereof Waits could wrangle. They even seem to look up at you and ask if you can help them get back home. Gives you something to think about. Newer models. Younger models.
Dot King 1 was whittled 2 from the bone of Cain 3 With a little drop of poison in a red, red blood She need a way to turn around the bend 4 She said, I wanna walk away and start all over again. There are things I've done I can't erase I wanna look in the mirror and see another face I said "never", but I'm doin' it again I wanna walk away and start over again. There's a widower in every place There's a heart that's beatin' in every page The beginning of it starts at the end Well, it's time to walk away and start over again. Weather's murder at a hundred and three William Ray shot Cora Belle Lee A yellow dog 6 knows when he has sinned You wanna walk away and start over again. Cooper told Molly the whole block's gone They're dyin' for jewelry, money, and clothes I always get out of the trouble I'm in I wanna walk away and start over again. I left my bible by the side of the road Carved my initials in an old dead tree I'm goin' away but I'm gonna be back when It's time to walk away and start all over again.
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In the evening he stumbles home with his tie undone 1 And as the moon sweeps 7th Avenue as usual You lie awake at night You remember when now that Annie's back in town. Well I know why you're drinking I know your alibi Don't make up excuses for those are tears in your eyes And you're falling back in love again now that Annie's back in town. And it came down through the grapevine It put your business on the street 2 I hear you've been hanging out 'til dawn in some lunch room Well you thought you've gotten over her but that was 'til you found that Annie's back in town. And all the corner boys 3 are trouble-makers and the sailors are all fools You know it seems like some things round here I guess they'll never change Oh but it's always good for business Guess we'll be seeing you around now that Annie's back in town. Sly: Mumbles!