Tom Waits – Wrong Side of the Road:

Tom Waits – Wrong Side of the Road:

put a dead cat on the railroad tracks

when the wolf bains blooming by the tressel

and get the eyeball of a rooster

and the stones from a ditch

and wash em down with bilge water

and say you’ll never snitch

take the buttons from a yellow jacket

the feather from a buzzard

and the blood from the bounty hunters cold black heart

catch the tears of a window

in a thimble made of glass

tell your mama and your papa

they can kiss your ass

poison all the water in the wishin’ well

and hang all them scarecrows from a sycamore tree

burn down all those honeymoons

put em in a pillow case

and wait next to the switch blades at the amusements park for me

strangle all the christmas carols

scratch out all you prayers

tie em up with barbed wire

and push them down the stairs

and i’ll whittle you a pistol

for reepin’ nightmares off the blinds

those sonsabitches always seem to sneak up from behind

syphon all the gas from your daddy’s pickup truck

fill up jonnys t bird

i got a couple bucks

put on little perfume and ribbon in your hair

careful that you don’t wake up the hounds

tear a bolt of lightning

off the side of the sky

and throw in the cedar chest

if you want me to tell you why

bring the gear shift knob from a 49 merc

and lay down here beside me

let me hold you in the dirt

and you’ll tremble as the flames

tear the throat out of the night

sink your teeth into my shoulder

dig your nails into my back

tell that little girl to let go of my sleeve

you’ll be a woman when i catch you

as you fall in love with me

then with my double barrel shotgun

and a whole box of shells

we’ll celebrate the 4 of july

we’ll do 100 mph

spendin’ someone else’s dough

and we’ll drive all the way to reno

on the wrong side of the road


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