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Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Remastered)

by Tom Waits

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1.
Lie To Me 02:10
Lie to me baby uh huh lie to me baby lie to me baby lie to me baby move on I know you got another jockey at home Let me be your rider till your real man comes whip me baby lie like a dog I really don't care if you do lie to me baby uh huh lie to me baby lie to me baby lie to me baby move on I know you got yourself a skinny old man let me be your baby I know that I can slap me baby give me all of your grief I have no use for the truth lie to me baby move on I know you got another jockey at home let me be your rider till your real man comes whip me baby lie like a dog I really don't care if you do never stop telling me lies lie to me baby move on
2.
LowDown 04:15
She is a crooked sheriff in a real straight town she opened the door shake shake shake the lights go down clover honey and the jimson weed red leather skirt way up above her knees oh yeah my baby is lowdown she's a gone lost dirt road there ain't no way back I been told she's a story they all tell she's a rebel she's a yell oh yeah my baby is lowdown white heat in a cold rain I'm a merging here in your merging lane Jockey La Fayette Big Eyed Al the second hand moon is shining for my gal she is a big red flag in a mean bullpen she'll steal it from you sell it right back to you again well she's a wild rose she is not settled cold gun of ice blue metal oh yeah my baby is lowdown white heat in a cold rain I'm a merging here in your merging lane Jockey La Fayette Big Eyed Al she is a cheap motel with a burned out sign she'll take care of you definitely every time she got a stolen check book and legs up to there singing into a hairbrush right in front of the mirror oh yeah my baby is lowdown
3.
2:19 05:02
I lost everything I had in the '29 flood the barn was buried beneath a mile of mud now I've got nothing but the whistle and the steam my baby leaving town on the 2:19 now there's a fellow that's preaching about hell and damnation bouncing off the walls in the grand central station I treated her bad I treated her mean my baby leaving town on the 2:19 I said hey hey I don't know what to do hey hey I will remember you hey hey I don't know what to do my baby leaving town on the 2:19 now I've always been puzzled by the yin and the yang it'll come out in the wash but it always leaves a stain sturm and drang the luster and the sheen my baby leaving town on the 2:19 lost the baby with the water and the preacher stole the bride sent her out for a bottle but when she came back inside she didn't have my whiskey she didn't have my gin with a hat full of feathers and a wicked grin I said hey hey I don't know what to do hey hey I will remember you hey hey I don't know what to do my baby leaving town on the 2:19 on the train you get smaller as you get farther away the roar covers everything you wanted to say was that a raindrop in the corner of your eye were you drying your nails or waving goodbye I said hey hey I don't know what to do hey hey I will remember you hey hey I don't know what to do my baby leaving town on the 2:19
4.
Peoria Johnson told Dudlow Joe I can break out of any old jail you know the bars are iron the walls are stone all I need me is an old fish bone they're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight oh boy they're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight corvina opal eye hammerhead shark steelhead salmon or a mud bank carp sand me one side dull whittle the other side sharp by Saturday night I'll be in central park they're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight oh boy They're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight ask Little Son Jackson or the 44. Kid or Whitfield Faraday what I did from Yazoo city up to Rollin Fork from Natchez to Kinosha from New Dime to New York they're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight oh boy They're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight gimme a nice totuava or a chicken of the sea I'm gonna fashion me a fishbone skeleton key tell Scullion Childs I won't be late you can bet your freedom I'm gonna clean my plate fish in the jailhouse tonight they're serving fish in the jailhouse tonight they're serving fish in the jailhouse fish in the jailhouse tonight serving fish in the jailhouse tonight serving fish in the jailhouse tonight all right
5.
my daddy told me looking back the best friend you'll have is a railroad track so when I was 13 said I'm rolling my own I'm leaving Missouri and I'm never coming home I'm lost and I'm lost I'm lost at the bottom of the world I'm handcuffed to the bishop and the barbershop liar I'm lost at the bottom of the world Satchel Pudding and Lord God Mose sitting by the fire with a busted nose that fresh egg yeller is too damn rare but the white part is perfect for slicking down your hair I'm lost and I'm lost I'm lost at the bottom of the world I'm handcuffed to the bishop and the barbershop liar I'm lost at the bottom of the world Blackjack Ruby and Nimrod Cain the moon is the color of a coffee stain Jesse Frank and Birdy Joe Hoaks but who is the king of all these folks I'm lost and I'm lost I'm lost at the bottom of the world I'm handcuffed to the bishop and the barbershop liar I'm lost at the bottom of the world well I dined last night with Scarface Ron on tilapia fish cakes and fried black swan razor weed onion and peacock squirrel and I dreamed all night about a beautiful girl I'm lost and I'm lost I'm lost at the bottom of the world I'm handcuffed to the bishop and the barbershop liar I'm lost at the bottom of the world god's green hair is where I slept last he balanced a diamond on a blade of grass now I woke me up with a cardinal bird and when I want to talk he hangs on every word and I'm lost and I'm lost I'm lost at the bottom of the world I'm handcuffed to the bishop and the barbershop liar I'm lost at the bottom of the world
6.
Lucinda 04:52
Well they call me William the Pleaser I sold opium fireworks and lead now I'm telling my troubles to strangers when the shadows get long I'll be dead now her hair was as black as a bucket of tar her skin as white as a cuttlefish bone I left Texas to follow Lucinda Nnw I'll never see heaven or home I made a wish on a sliver of moonlight a sly grin and a bowl full of stars like a kid who captures a firefly and leaves it only to die in the jar as I kick at the clouds at my hanging as I swing out over the crowd I will search every face for Lucinda's and she will go off with me down to hell I thought I'd broke loose of Lucinda the rain returned and so did the wind I cast this burden on the god that is within me and I'll leave this old world and go free the devil dances inside empty pockets but she never wanted money or pearls no that wasn't enough for Lucinda she wasn't that kind of girl now I've fallen from grace for Lucinda whoever thought that hell he'd so low I did well for an old tin can sailor but she wanted the bell in my soul I've spoken the god on the mountain I've swam in the Irish sea I ate fire and drank from the Ganges I'll beg there for mercy for me I thought I'd broke loose from Lucinda the rain returned and so did the wind I was standing outside the Whitehorse oh but I was afraid to go in I heard someone pull the trigger her breasts heaved in the moonlight again there was a smear of gold in the window and then I was the jewel of her sin they call me William the Pleaser I sold opium fireworks and lead now I'm telling my troubles to strangers when the shadows get long I'll be dead her hair was a black as a bucket of tar skin as white as a cuttlefish bone I left Texas to follow Lucinda I know I'll never see heaven or home
7.
Ain't goin' down ain't goin' down momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well no more ain't goin' down momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well no more I'm a true believer I'm a true believer believer ain't goin' down ain't goin' down momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well no more ain't goin' down if I ever get able if I ever get able able to pay this debt I owe ain't goin' down I ain't goin' down momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well no more ain't goin' down momma to the well momma to the well momma to the well no more ain't goin' down
8.
I know I've been changed I know I've been changed I know I've been changed angels in heaven done sign my name angels in heaven done sign my name I know I got religion lord knows I'm not ashamed well a holy ghost is my witness and the angels done sign my name oh I said I know I've been changed and I know I've been changed yeah know I've been changed angels in heaven done sign my name angels in heaven done sign my name lord knows I've been converted lord knows I've been redeemed well you can wake me up in the midnight hour I'm gonna tell you just a what I seen I said I know I've been changed and I know I've been changed yeah know I've been changed angels in heaven done sign my name
9.
You gotta stomp whistle and scream you gotta wake right up in your dreams you gotta jump whittle and drive keep that feelin' alive you gotta kick holler and shout I'm gonna tell you what it's all about you gotta tell me that you love me tell me that you're mine we're puttin' on the dog tonight we're puttin' on the dog tonight we'll be puttin' on the dog tonight puttin' on puttin' on the dog tonight we'll be puttin' on the dog tonight well we'll be puttin' on the dog tonight puttin' on the dog puttin' on the dog we'll flip follow and fly just do it now and don't ask why you gotta strut wiggle and slide let everyone know that you're alive you gotta crank gallop and twist do it once you'll never resist tell me that you love me tell me that you're mine we're puttin' on the dog tonight yeah puttin' on the dog tonight all right well we could go into a zuki jump it's rainin' it pours big ol' Lincoln with the suicide doors tip that bottle from the brim to the dregs you ain't dancin' till you cross your legs puttin' on the dog tonight we'll be puttin' on the dog tonight we'll be puttin' on the dog tonight puttin' on the dog tonight puttin' on the dog I'll be puttin' on the dog puttin' on the dog
10.
Young Abdel Madi Shabneh was only 18 years old the youngest of 9 children he'd never spent a night away from home and his mother held his photograph up in the New York Times you see the killing has intensified along the road to peace a tall thin boy with a wispy moustache disguised as an Orthodox Jew on a crowded bus in Jerusalem some had survived World War II and the thunderous explosion blew out windows 200 yards away more retribution and 17 dead along the road to peace now at King George Avenue and Jaffa Road passengers boarded bus 14A in the aisle next to the driver Abdel Madi Shabneh the last thing that he said on earth was God is great and God is good and he blew them all to kingdom come upon the road to peace now in response to this another kiss of death was visited upon Yashir Tehah Israel said is an Hamas Senior militant Israel sent 4 choppers in flames engulfed his white Opel and it killed his wife and his 3-year-old child leaving only blackened skeletons they found a toddler's bottle and a pair of small shoes and they waved them in front of the cameras but Israel said they did not know that his wife and child were in the car there are roadblocks everywhere and only suffering on TV neither side will ever give up their smallest right along the road to peace Israel launched its latest campaign against Hamas on Tuesday two days later Hamas shot back and killed five Israeli soldiers though thousands dead and wounded on both sides most of them Middle Eastern civilians they fill their children full of hate to fight an old man's war and die upon the road to peace this is our land we will fight with all our force say the Palastinians and the Jews and each side will cut off the hand of anyone who tries to stop the resistance if the right eye offends thee then you must pluck it out And Machoud Abbas and Sharon had been lost along the road to peace once Kissinger said we have no friends America only has interests and now our president wants to be seen as a hero and he's hungry for re-election Bush is reluctant to risk his future with the fear of his political failures so he plays chess at his desk and poses for the press ten thousand miles from the road to peace in a video that they found at the home of Abdel Madi Shabneh he held a Kalashnikov rifle and he spoke with the voice like a boy he was an excellent student he studied so hard it was as if he had a future he told his mother he had a test that day out along the road to peace the fundamentalist killing on both sides is standing in the path of peace and tell me why are we arming the Israeli army with guns and tanks and bullets if God is great and God is good why can't he change the hearts of men well maybe God himself is lost and needs help maybe God himself he needs all of our help maybe God himself is lost and needs help he's out upon the road to peace maybe God himself is lost and needs help maybe God himself he needs all of our help and he's lost upon the road to peace and he's lost upon the road to peace out upon the road to peace
11.
All The Time 04:33
You're the tree that you can't eat the fruit from I heard horses came to ride me away I want shade and a good place to shoot from if it's a clock I'd be the end of the day you know you're not the boss of me you can lift your skirt you can shake your hair I got all the time in the world you're the ditch in the road where wheels keep spinning you're the same dead cat clawing its way back grinning you know you got a bad reputation and your nine lives way down the line I got a jacket to put on and a hat to wear I wouldn't waste a gallon on you out there I got all the time in the world a bridge is only there for you to jump off of there ain't no rain clouds that are blue I do declare my independence baby I shot off all my fireworks for you the river's burning and the trees are on fire there's lots of good rubber left on these tires and I've got all the time in the world baby you're the light that won't change that I got stuck at you're the fan that won't work at the motel they were all out of red so I got me a blue one baby you're always using mine why don't you get you one I know you won't go very far you left your blonde wig in the car and I got all the time in the world
12.
Oh-yeah oh-yeah Jackie is a punk and Judy is a runt they went down to The Mudd Club and they both got drunk oh-yeah oh-yeah Jackie is a bookie and Judy's taking loans they both came up to New York just to see The Ramones oh-yeah oh-yeah oh I don't know why she wrote that letter I don't know why we can't forget her oh-no Jackie's playing hooky Judy's playing pool they both got caught for cutting now they're going to summer school oh-yeah Jackie's playing hooky Judy's getting rammed they both got kicked outside they ain't got no time na na na oh-yeah oh-yeah oh I don't know why she wrote that letter oh yeah I don't know why we can't forget her oh-no Oh-yeah oh-yeah Jackie is a punk and Judy is a runt they went down to The Mudd Club and they both got drunk oh-yeah oh-yeah Jackie's playing hooky Judy's playing pool they both got caught for cutting now they're going to summer school oh-yeah
13.
Walk Away 02:43
Dot King was whittled from the bone of Cain with a little drop of poison in a red red blood she needs a way to turn around the bend 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 no more rain no more roses on my way slake my thirst in a cool cool pond 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 knows when he has sinned you wanna walk away and start over again no more rain no more roses on my way slake my thirst in a cool cool pond 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 oh oh yeah yeah it's time to walk away you gotta walk away gotta walk away just wanna walk away yeah I wanna walk away and start over again I wanna walk away wanna walk away
14.
Sea Of Love 03:43
Come with me my love to the sea the sea of love I wanna tell you how much I love you but I'm drowning in a sea of love do you remember the night we met that's the night I knew you were my pet I wanna tell you how much I love you but I'm drowning in a sea of love come with me to the sea yeah do you remember the night we met well that's the night I just knew you were my pet I wanna tell you how much I love you but I'm down here in the sea of love come with me to the sea yeah oh and do you remember the night we met that's the night I just knew you were my pet I wanna tell you how much I love you goin' down here in the sea of love come with me to the sea oh yeah do you remember the night we met that's the night I just knew you were my pet I wanna tell you how much I love you but I'm down here in the sea of love oh come with me to the sea oh yeah come with me my love to the sea the sea of love I wanna tell you how much I love you but I'm down here in the sea of love oh come with me to the sea oh yeah
15.
I stood on the roof of Stuart's old Dodge to get a better look at the Fledderjohn's lodge bait shop pistols and ammo too Nothing but books about World War II rottweiler doberman a Pinkerton guard I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard I ain't allowed no I ain't allowed I said I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard I seen a python swallowing a Dobermann whole piranha swimming in a mixing bowl paper is full of stabbings the sky's full of crows she's singing in Italian while she's hanging out her clothes carp in the bathtub and it's raining real hard I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard I said that I ain't allowed no I ain't allowed no I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard well a sailor's ringing doorbells the sinner's in the pew weather vane squeaking to the west I seen the cliffs of Dover and the deepest ocean blue one thing in the world I can't recommend to you cause I ain't allowed I said I ain't allowed no I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard I said I ain't allowed no I ain't allowed I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard I ain't allowed I ain't allowed I said I ain't allowed in Buzz Fledderjohn's yard
16.
Rains On Me 03:20
This is how the world will be everywhere I go it rains on me forty monkeys drowning in a boiling sea everywhere I go it rains on me I went down into the valley to pray everywhere I go it rains on me I got drunk and I stayed all day everywhere I go it rains on me everywhere I go everywhere I go everywhere I go it rains on me All god's chilluns can't you see everywhere I go it rains on me Louie Lista and Marchese everywhere I go it rains on me Robert Sheehan and Paul Body everywhere I go it rains on me I went down to Argyle I went down to Dix everywhere I go it rains on me to get my powders and to get my fix everywhere I go it rains on me everywhere I go everywhere I go everywhere I go it rains on me everywhere I go everywhere I go everywhere I go
17.
The sky is as deep as it can be bend down the branches close your eyes and you will see bend down the branches you're like a willow once you were gold we're made for bending even beauty gets old climb the stairs they're not so steep bend down the branches close your eyes and go to sleep bend down the branches
18.
You can never hold back spring you can be sure I will never stop believing the blushing rose that will climb spring ahead or fall behind winter dreams the same dream every time baby you can never hold back spring even though you've lost your way the world is dreaming dreaming of spring so close your eyes open your heart to the one who's dreaming of you you can never hold back spring remember everything that spring can bring baby you can never hold back spring
19.
Well I stumbled in the darkness I'm lost and alone though I said I'd go before us and show the way back home is there a light up ahead I can't hold on very long forgive me pretty baby but I always take the long way home money's just something you throw off the back of a train I got a head full of lightning a hat full of rain I know that I said I'd never do it again I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home I put food on the table and a roof over our head but I'd trade it all tomorrow for the highway instead watch your back keep your eyes shut tight your love's the only thing I've ever known one thing's for sure pretty baby I always take the long way home you know I love you baby more than the whole wide world you are my woman you know you are my pearl let's go out past the party lights where we can finally be alone come with me and we can take the long way home
20.
I met you in the saddle rode you in the dust held your hand to the heavens pulled your heart to the earth there was something that blinded me more than the mist the breath of the cottonwood buds lighter yet you rode the maypole of dance hall legs galloped to another's embrace I bit the flowers from your wrist corsage you waltzed too slowly too slowly you waltzed with that girl from Widow's Grove oh I'd follow you to the river that washes out to the sea through the wind through the rain of a cold dark night that's where I'll be near the breath of a swallow petals dropped as you fell you grabbed me then shyly held me against the stone cold well in your hand was a glass you held the ice against the night it dripped and it sparkled I laughed a wish before it all slipped down the dark tunneled well I heard it melt quietly I looked at you bent to the earth with just one pleading wish your skirts brushed to the furious pounding I'd follow you to the river that washes out to the sea through the wind through the rain of a cold dark night that's where I'll be I hid in the elm and raised the bough that hung even with your neck I chased you and drowned you there deep in the well when your mouth was full and wet I swallowed all your reckless fate with your last breath you moaned too drunk to wake I'd follow you to the river that washes out to the sea through the wind through the rain of a cold dark night that's where I'll be
21.
I like my town with a little drop of poison nobody knows they're lining up to go insane I'm all alone I smoke my friends down to the filter but I feel much cleaner after it rains she left in the fall that's her picture on the wall she always had that little drop of poison did the devil make the world while god was sleeping you'll never get a wish from a bone another long goodbye and a hundred sailors that deep blue sky is my home she left in the fall that's her picture on the wall she always had that little drop of poison well the rat always knows when he's in with weasels here you loose a little every day well I remember when a million was a million they all have ways to make you pay she left in the fall that's her picture on the wall she always had that little drop of poison she left in the fall that's her picture on the wall she always had that little drop of poison
22.
Shiny Things 02:20
The things a crow puts in his nest they are always things he finds that shine best somehow he'll find a shiny dime a silver twine from a valentine the crows all bring them shiny things leave me alone you big old moon the light you cast is just a liar you're like the crows cause if it glows you're dressed to go you guessed I know you'll always bring them shiny things well I'm not dancing here tonight but things are bound to turn around the only thing I want that shines is to be king there in your eyes to be your only shiny thing
23.
On our anniversary There'll be someone else where you used to be the world don't care and yet it clings to me the moon is gold and silvery who knows where the sidewalk ends well the road will turn and the road will bend they always say he marks the sparrow's fall how can anyone believe it all well the band has stopped playing but we keep dancing the world keeps turning the world keeps turning on his hand he wore the ring of another the world keeps turning the world keeps turning we broke the bank and we tore up the place we disappeared oh without a trace now the sun it falls into the sea I know I'm the only one for me I was so green and the dress you wore was yellow the world keeps turning the world keeps turning the sun is down and the moon is in the meadow the world keeps turning the world keeps turning put a hat on your head will you paint the whole damn town red with me well the band has stopped playing but we keep dancing the world keeps turning the world keeps turning on his hand he wore the ring of another the world keeps turning the world keeps turning
24.
They say you're seeing someone you're wearing his ring they say you laughed when you heard my name they say he takes you dancing he holds you so near they say he'll buy you anything tell me am I foolish I don't believe these stories I'll be coming home soon Louise Louise if it's true tell it to me I know you will not see me but I know you have a daughter I hear she has my eyes they say she calls him father and he's proud of her even believes all of your lies but for all your faithless beauty I'd give all my tomorrows if you're still thinking of me Louise Louise if it's true tell it to me
25.
Never Let Go 03:13
Well ring the bell backwards bury the axe fall down on your knees in the dirt I'm tied to the mast between water and wind believe me you'll never get hurt now the ring's in the pawnshop the rain's in the hole down at the Five Points I stand I'll lose everything but I won't let go of your hand now Peter denied and Judas betrayed I'll pay with the roll of the drum the wind will tell the turn from the wheel the watchman's making his rounds well you leave me hanging by the skin of my teeth I've only got one leg to stand you can send me to hell but I'll never let go of your hand swing from a rope on a cross-legged tree signed with the one-eyed jack's blood from Temple and Union to Weyley and Grand walking back home in the mud I must make my best of the only way home Marley deals only in stones I'm lost on the midway I'm reckless in your eyes just give me a couple more throws I'll dare you to dine with the cross-legged knights dare me to jump and I will I'll fall from your grace but I'll never let go of your hand I'll never let go of your hand
26.
There's a crooked street in Houston town it's a well worn path I've followed down now there's ruin in my name I wish I never got off the train I wished I'd listened to the words you said don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street oh yeah you'll be lost and never found you can never turn around don't go down to Fannin Street once I held you in my arms I was sure till I took that silent step through the gilded door but the desire to have much more all the glitter and the roar now I know that this is where the sidewalk ends don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street you'll be lost and never found you can never turn around don't go down to Fannin Street when I was young I thought only of getting out I said good-bye to my street good-bye to my house give a man gin give a man cards give an inch he takes a yard and I rue the day that I stepped off this train don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street don't go down to Fannin Street oh yeah you'll be lost and never found you can never turn around
27.
Little Man 04:33
As sure as fire will burn there's one thing you will learn is things you have cherished are things that you have earned luck is when opportunity meets with preparation the same is true for every generation little man as you climb on my knee the whole future lies in thee little man little man never hurry take it slow things worthwhile need time to grow little man don't look back there are things that might distract move ahead towards your goal and the answers will unfold little man love is always in the air it is there for those who care little man don't look back there are things that might distract move ahead towards your goal and the answers will unfold little man love is always in the air it is there for those who care little man
28.
It's Over 04:40
I must have brought the bad weather with me the sky's the colour of lead all you've left me was a feather on an unmade bed it's always me whenever there's trouble the world does nothing but turn the ring it fell off my finger I guess I'll never learn it's over it's over it's over I'm getting dressed in the dark our story ends before it begins I always confess to everyone's sins the nail gets hammered down it's over let it go so don't go and make a big deal out of nothing it's just a storm on a dime I've always found there's nothing that money can not buy I've already gone to the place that I'm going there's no place left to fall there's something to be said about saying nothing at all cause baby then it's over and it's over it's done forgotten and through story ends before it begins I always confess to everyone's sins the nail gets hammered down it's over let it go you got to let me go I wanna let it go
29.
If I have to go will you remember me will you find someone else while I'm away there's nothing for me in this world full of strangers it's all someone else's idea I don't belong here and you can't go with me you'll only slow me down until I send for you don't wear your hair that way if you cannot be true I'll understand tell all the others you'll hold in your arms that I said I'd come back for you I'll leave my jacket to keep you warm that's all that I can do if I have to go will you remember me will you find someone else while I'm away
30.
Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams last Saturday night I got married me and my wife settled down now me and my wife are parted I'm gonna take me a little stroll uptown Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams sometimes I live in the country sometimes I live in town sometimes I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams I love Irene god knows I do I'll love her till the sea runs dry if she ever loves another someone'll take morphine and die Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams stop your rambling stop your gambling stop staying out late at night go home to your wife and your family sit down by the fire light Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams Irene good night Irene Irene good night good night Irene good night Irene I'll get you in my dreams
31.
It's the same with men as with horses and dogs nothing wants to die Evelyn James they killed in a game with guns too big for their hands just off St. Charles in no man's land you'll have to find your own way home boys you'll have to find your own way home the oldest was Troy an eighteen year old boy shot dead in March in a robbery his brother started out to hell and to ruin Troy's killer was never caught they say young Nick he just went bad that day now he'll have to find his own way home boys he'll have to find his own way home why cook dinner why make my bed why come home at all out the door and through the woods there's a world where nothing grows it's hard to say grace and to sit in the place of someone missing at the table mom's hair sprayed tight and her face in her hands watching TV for answers to me after all she's only human she's trying to find her own way home boys she's trying to find her own way home my legs ache my heart is sore the well is full of pennies
32.
Oh take care of all my children don't let them wander and roam take care of all of my children for I don't know when I'm comin' back home you can put all of my possessions here in Jesus' name nail a sign on the door bright and early Sunday morning with my walking cane I'm going up to see my lord oh keep them together at the sundown safe from the devil's hand you gotta make them a pillow on the hard ground I'll be going up to Beaulah land you can put all of my possessions here in Jesus' name nail a sign on the door bright and early Sunday morning with my walking cane I'm going up to see my lord remember you never trust the devil stay clear of Lucifer's hand don't let them wander in the meadow or you'll wind up in the frying pan you can put all of my possessions here in Jesus' name nail a sign on the door bright and early Sunday morning with my walking cane I'm going up to see my lord
33.
There's a place I know where the train goes slow where the sinners can be washed in the blood of the lamb there's a river by the trestle down by Sinner's Grove down where the Willow and the Dogwood grows down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow you can hear the whistle you can hear the bell from the halls of heaven to the gates of hell there's room for the foresaken if you're there on time you'll be washed of all your sins and all of your crimes down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow there's a golden moon that shines up through the mist I know that your name will be on that list There's no eye for an eye there's no tooth for a tooth I saw Judas Iscariot carrying John Wilkes Booth down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow so if you live in darkness if you live in shame all of the passengers will be treated the same old Humpty Jackson and Gyp the Blood will sing Charlie Whitman is on the Dillinger's wings down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow if you've lost all your hope if you've lost all your faith I know you will be cared for I know you will be safe all the shameful and all of the whores even the soldier who pierced the heart of the lord is down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow well I've never asked forgiveness and I've never said a prayer I've never given of myself I've never truly cared I've hurt the ones who loved me I'm still raising cain I've taken the low road and if you've done the same meet me down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there by the train down there where the train goes slow
34.
Danny Says 03:05
Danny says we gotta go gotta go to Idaho but we can't go surfing cause it's 20 below sound check is at 5:02 record stores and interviews I can't wait to be with you tomorrow baby oh ho oh ho we got nowhere to go and it may sound funny but it's true hanging out in 100 b watching get smart on TV thinking about you and me and you and me hanging out in L.A. and there's nowhere to go it ain't Christmas if there ain't no snow listening to Sheena on the radio Oh ho oh ho sound check is at 5:02 record stores and interviews I can't wait to be with you tomorrow
35.
The sky holds all our wishes the dish ran away with the spoon chimney smoke ties the roofs to the sky there's a hole over head but it's only the moon will there ever be a tree grown from the seeds I've sown life is a path lit only by the light of those I've loved by the light of those I love life's a path lit only by the light of those I've loved by the light of those I love
36.
Fairy tales can come true it can happen to you if you're young at heart for it's hard you will find to be narrow of mind if you're young at heart you can go to extremes with impossible schemes you can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams and life gets more exciting with each passing day and love is either in your heart or on its way don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth to be young at heart and as rich as you are it's much better by far to be young at heart and if you should survive to 105 think of all you've derived out of being alive then this is the best part you have a head start if you are among the very young at heart don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth to be young at heart or as rich as you are it's much better by far to be young at heart and if you should survive to 105 think of all you've derived out of being alive then this is the best part you have a head start if you are among the very young at heart if you are among the very young at heart
37.
You gentlemen who think you have a mission to purge us of the seven deadly sins should first sort out the basic food position then start your preaching that's where it begins you lot who preach restraint and watch your waist as well should learn for once the way the world is run however much you twist or whatever lies that you tell food is the first thing morals follow on so first make sure that those who are now starving get proper helpings when we all start carving what keeps mankind alive what keeps mankind alive the fact that millions are daily tortured stifled punished silenced and oppressed mankind can keep alive thanks to its brilliance in keeping its humanity repressed for once you must try not to shirk the facts mankind is kept alive by bestial acts
38.
Once upon a time there was a poor child with no father and no mother and everything was dead and no one was left in the whole world everything was dead and the child went on search day and night and since nobody was left on the earth he wanted to go up into the heavens and the moon was looking at him so friendly and when he finally got to the moon the moon was a piece of rotten wood and then he went to the sun and when he got there the sun was a wilted sunflower and when he got to the stars they were little golden flies stuck up there like the shrike sticks 'em on a blackthorn And when he wanted to go back down to earth the earth was an overturned piss pot And he was all alone he sat down and he cried and he is there till this day all alone okay there's your story night night
39.
Heigh Ho 03:32
well we dig dig dig well we dig in our mine the whole day through dig dig dig that is what we like to do it ain't no trick to get rich quick if you dig dig dig with a shovel and a pick dig dig dig the whole day through got to dig dig dig it's what we like to do in our mine in our mine where a million diamonds shine we got to dig dig dig from the morning till the night dig dig dig up everything in sight we got to dig dig dig in our mine in our mine dig up diamonds by the score a thousand rubies sometimes more but we don't know what we are digging for heigh ho heigh ho it's off to work we go We keep on singing all day long heigh ho heigh-ho heigh-ho got to make your troubles go well you keep on singing all day long heigh ho heigh-ho heigh-ho
40.
Army Ants 03:25
The whirligig beetles are wary and fast with an organ to detect the ripples the arachnid moths lay their eggs inside other insects along the borders of fields or roads in clusters of white cocoons the ribbed pine borer is a longhorn beetle their antenna's are half the length of their body and they feed on dead red pine robber flies with their immobile heads inject a paralyzing fluid into their prey that they snatch from life in mid-air the snow flea's mode of locomotion strange and odd with a spiny tail mechanism with hooks and a protracted tube from the abdomen to enable moisture absorption the female praying mantis devours the male while they are mating the male sometimes continues copulating even after the female has bitten off his head and part of his upper torso every night wasps bite into the stem of a plant lock their mandibles into position stretch out at right angles to the stem and with legs dangling they fall asleep if one places a minute amount of liquor on a scorpion it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death the bombardier beetle when disturbed defends itself by emitting a series of explosions sometimes setting off four or five reports in succession the noises sound like miniature popgun blasts and are accompanied by a cloud of reddish coloured vile smelling fluid it is commonly known that ants keep slaves certain species the so-called sanguinary ants in particular will raid the nests of other ant tribes and kill the queen and then kidnap many of the workers the workers are brought back to the captor's hive where they are coerced into performing menial tasks and as we discussed last semester the army ants will leave nothing but your bones perhaps you've encountered some of these insects in your communities displaying both their predatory and defense characteristics while embedded within the walls of flesh and passing for what is most commonly recognized as human
41.
Books of Moses bringing stone news wet in the water weeping in the sun Books of Moses got some splinters didn't you? Books of Moses brought me right here back to you flaming heart ain't it sweet lighting the world at your feet Books of Moses myth and truth Books of Moses bring me back to you hero's welcome there stands your king where the serpent shudders and the angels sing Books of Moses happening again yes he knows us well welcome him your friend Books of Moses bringing stone news wet is the water blood covering the sun Books of Moses myth and truth Books of Moses bring me back to you
42.
Bone Chain 01:03
She drove a big old Lincoln with suicide doors and a sewing machine in the back and a light bulb that looked like an alligator egg was mounted up front on the hood and she had an Easter bonnet that had been signed by Tennessee Ernie Ford and she always had saw dust in her hair and she cut two holes in the back of her dress and she had these scapular wings that were covered with feathers and electrical tape and when she got good and drunk she would sing about Elkheart, Indiana where the wind is strong and folks mind their own business and she had at least a hundred old baseballs that she'd taken from kids and she collected bones of all kinds and she lived in a trailer under a bridge and she made her own whiskey and gave cigarettes to kids and she'd been struck by lightning seven or eight times and she hated the mention of rain and she made up her own language and she wore rubber boots and she could fix anything with string and her lips were like cherries and she was stronger than any man and she smelled like gasoline and root beer fizz and she put mud on a bee sting I got at the creek and she gave me my very first kiss and she gave me my very first kiss talking 'bout my little Kathleen she's just a fine young thing someday she'll wear my ring my little Kathleen
43.
Two Sisters 04:55
There was an old woman lived by the seashore bow and balance me there was an old woman lived by the seashore a number of daughters one two three four I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me there was a young man come there to see them bow and balance me there was a young man come there to see them and the oldest one got stuck on him I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me he bought the youngest a beaver hat bow and balance me he bought the youngest a beaver hat and the oldest one got mad at that and I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me oh sister oh sister let's walk the seashore bow and balance me oh sister oh sister let's walk the seashore and see the ships as they're sailing on I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me while these two sisters were walking the shore bow and balance me while these two sisters were walking the shore the oldest pushed the youngest o'er I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me oh sister oh sister please lend me your hand bow and balance me oh sister oh sister please lend me your hand and you will have Willy and all of his land then I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me I'll never I'll never will lend you my hand bow and balance me I'll never I'll never will lend you my hand but I'll have Willy and all of his land I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me some time she swam some time she swam bow and balance me some time she sank some time she swam untill she came to the old mill dam I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me the miller he got his fishing hook bow and balance me the miller he got his fishing hook and fished that maiden out of the brook I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me oh miller oh miller here's five gold rings bow and balance me oh miller oh miller here's five gold rings to push the maiden in again I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me the miller received those five gold rings bow and balance me the miller received those five gold rings and pushed that maiden in again I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me The miller was hung in the old mill gate bow and balance me the miller was hung in the old mill gate for drowning little sister Kate I'll be true to my love if my love will be true to me
44.
First Kiss 02:40
She drove a big old Lincoln with suicide doors and a sewing machine in the back and a light bulb that looked like an alligator egg was mounted up front on the hood and she had an Easter bonnet that had been signed by Tennessee Ernie Ford and she always had saw dust in her hair and she cut two holes in the back of her dress and she had these scapular wings that were covered with feathers and electrical tape and when she got good and drunk she would sing about Elkheart, Indiana where the wind is strong and folks mind their own business and she had at least a hundred old baseballs that she'd taken from kids and she collected bones of all kinds and she lived in a trailer under a bridge and she made her own whiskey and gave cigarettes to kids and she'd been struck by lightning seven or eight times and she hated the mention of rain and she made up her own language and she wore rubber boots and she could fix anything with string and her lips were like cherries and she was stronger than any man and she smelled like gasoline and root beer fizz and she put mud on a bee sting I got at the creek and she gave me my very first kiss and she gave me my very first kiss talking 'bout my little Kathleen she's just a fine young thing someday she'll wear my ring my little Kathleen
45.
Dog Door 02:43
Well she's as mean as a needle don't get too close to the heater she's like a mean shop keeper who got an extra gun she about 6'4" and she's a wrecking ball now go ahead and kiss her she brought the bad weather with her she got you coming through the dog door she got you coming through the dog door now pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered you ought to walk away well you can't but you ought to climb the rickety stairs she got the long black hair but don't sit there electricity chair she got you coming through the dog door she got you coming through the dog door pitchfork crowbar claw hammer hot tar she's got ruin in her name but she can make it rain she's a small town jail and you're starving in the belly of a whale she got you coming through the dog door She got you coming through the dog door pitchfork crowbar claw hammer hot tar
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Redrum 01:12
47.
Nirvana 02:12
Not much chance completely cut loose from purpose he was a young man riding a bus through North Carolina on the way to somewhere and it began to snow and the bus stopped at a little café in the hills and the passengers entered and he sat at the counter with the others and he ordered the food arrived and the meal was particularly good and the coffee the waitress was unlike the women he had known she was unaffected and there was a natural humor which came from her and the fry cook said crazy things and the dishwasher in back laughed a good clean pleasant laugh and the young man watched the snow through the window and he wanted to stay in that café forever the curious feeling swam through him that everything was beautiful there and it would always stay beautiful there and then the bus driver told the passengers that it was time to board and the young man thought I'll just stay here I'll just stay here and then he rose and he followed the others into the bus he found his seat and looked at the café through the window and then the bus moved off down a curve downward out of the hills and the young man looked straight forward and he heard the other passengers speaking of other things or they were reading or trying to sleep and they hadn't noticed the magic and the young man put his head to one side closed his eyes and pretended to sleep there was nothing else to do just to listen to the sound of the engine and the sound of the tires in the snow
48.
Well I left New York in nineteen forty-nine to go across the country without a dad blamed dime Montana in the cold cold fall I found my father in a gambling hall father father where have you been I've been out in the world since I was only ten father father where have you been I've been out in the world since I was only ten don't worry about me about to die of pleurisy cross the Mississippi cross the Tennessee cross the Niagara home I'll never be home in old Medora home in ol' Truckee Apalachicola home I'll never be for better or for worse or thick and thin I've been married to the little woman god he loves me like I love him I want you to do just the same for him well the worms eat away but don't worry watch the wind so I left Montana on an old freight train the night my father died in the cold cold rain rode to Opelousas rode to Wounded Knee rode to Ogallala home I'll never be rode to Oklahoma rode to El Cajon rode to old Tehatchapi rode to San Antone hey hey rode to Opelousas rode to Wounded Knee rode to Ogallala home I'll never be rode to Oklahoma rode to El Cajon rode to old Tehatchapi rode to San Antone home I'll never be
49.
Poor little lamb now his fleece is all cold wakes up in the morning alone poor little lamb knows what's coming life is an empty cup poor little lamb watch your shoulder coyote's waiting out there nobody will get any older if we don't find a way out of here so let's go on a bummer this summer where we won't have to be afraid the world will be on a hummer boys and we'll laugh and we'll drink lemonade
50.
Altar Boy 02:48
He's an ol' altar boy lying out there in the street he's an ol' altar boy bound up in leather and chains that's why I'm feeling so blue I'm an old altar boy what about you now I can order in Latin make 'em au gratin Joe I'm an old altar boy that's why I'm so depressed I never got the rest of the dream just the ritual now I'm habitual majoring in crimes that are unspeakable cause I'm an old altar boy that's what happened to me I'm an old altar boy he's hoping he can meet a woman dressed like a nun he knows there's got to be some around here drinking across from the church a little Father Cribari wine on a Sunday morn' time I'm an old altar boy why is he winking at this time in his life he never took a wife cause he's an old altar boy oh yeah what about you
51.
The Pontiac 01:54
Well let's see we had the eh Fairlane then the u-joints went out on that and the bushings and then your mother wanted to trade it in on the Toronado so we got the Toronado god I hated the color of that son of a bitch the dog destroyed the upholstery on the Ford boy that was long before you were born we called it the yellowbird two-door three on the tree tight little mother threw a rod sold it to Jacobs for a hundred dollars now the special eh four-holer you've never seen body panels line up like that overhead cam dual exhaust you know I had let's see I had four Buicks loved 'em all now your Uncle Emmet well he drives a Thunderbird it used to belong to your Aunt Evelyn well she ruined it drove it to Indiana with no gear oil that was the end of that sold that Cadillac to your mom your mom loved that Caddy independent rear suspension landau top good tires gas hog I swear it had the power to repair itself I loved the Olds Dan Steele used to give 'em to me at a discount showroom models and that and then there was the Pontiac and god I loved that Pontiac Well it was kind of an oxblood god but It handled so beautifully yeah I miss that car well that was a long time ago a long time ago
52.
The smoke from the battle fish and the rain soaked through and the wheelman left the shore and barns tumbled and silos flew across fifteen miles of bad road tar and Big Bull Trometer hung on to the side and the pig dogs trembled on Spidey's wild ride and Big John Jizzum from downtown Chisolm flew away with old Mrs. Storm and they found Bird Lundy 'neath a keg of nails crooked as a dog's hind leg keeping warm after twenty-nine days on hard assed bread he drilled to the big outside and clung like a tick to his waterfront life mooned and clouded blued and skied and all the clocks blew up on Spidey's wild ride and the hills stood up in a great big three and left me whipped by the forces that were inside me loud as the ocean cold as a desk red as the water on the river of flesh and he was sewing up his pants while he was shoeing a mule and he was bucking a head wind gale but the crooked ass beauty was trapped to the side and he shook on Spidey's wild ride and all the statue ass makers and the uprooted trees and I shouted way up to where the rabbit digs his hole and the wheelman the jockeys the landlords and thee were bucking a head wind south and with nine lives spent he landed on his rent composed with a steelhead salmon in his mouth and I never did see another day outside cause I'd had enough travel on Spidey's wild ride
53.
King Kong 05:29
They shot him down they shot him down they thought he was a monster but he was the king they came to his island and they brought her with them they wanted to get his picture but they were surprised by his enormous size and when he saw the woman he took her without question because after all he was the king and he loved the woman he loved the way she looked and she wouldn't stop screaming but he loved the woman and he fought a Tyrannosaurus Rex and it was a bloody battle but he fought it for his woman and he climbed up a mountain and he looked around some kind of forest with all these dinosaurs and he stripped his woman he stripped her bare but there was a pterodactyl there and then a hero came and took his woman and they fell off the mountain into some water and then later he came looking for his woman but they were waiting and they threw a bomb and they tied him and took him across the ocean and they chained him and put him in the show and when he saw his woman he broke loose and everyone fled in terror and he was looking for her and he overtook a train and he was looking in the street and then he found her in her apartment and he climbed up the Empire State Building it was like a phallic symbol and he took his woman to the top of that towering temple and he climbed up and looked around some kind of city with all those skyscrapers and all the cars just him and his screaming woman and they were finally alone he loved his woman you could see it in his eyes his great big eyes he loved his woman from the moment that he saw her he was all choked up inside but when the airplanes came he was soon to die but he hung on long enough to set his woman down and make sure that she was safe and as the bullets pierced he looked at her so sincere before he fell because he loved his woman and they shot him down they thought he was a monster but he was the king who killed the monkey 'twas beauty that killed the beast and Willis O'Brien died a tragic death there wasn't much that he had left and Ray Harryhousen said that when Willis died that's when the king was really dead they shot him down they shot him down they thought he was a monster but he was the king
54.
On The Road 04:14
Well I left New York in nineteen forty-nine to go across the country without a dad blamed dime Montana in the cold cold fall I found my father in a gambling hall father father where have you been I've been out in the world since I was only ten father father where have you been I've been out in the world since I was only ten don't worry about me about to die of pleurisy cross the Mississippi cross the Tennessee cross the Niagara home I'll never be home in old Medora home in ol' Truckee Apalachicola home I'll never be for better or for worse or thick and thin I've been married to the little woman god he loves me like I love him I want you to do just the same for him well the worms eat away but don't worry watch the wind so I left Montana on an old freight train the night my father died in the cold cold rain rode to Opelousas rode to Wounded Knee rode to Ogallala home I'll never be rode to Oklahoma rode to El Cajon rode to old Tehatchapi rode to San Antone hey hey rode to Opelousas rode to Wounded Knee rode to Ogallala home I'll never be rode to Oklahoma rode to El Cajon rode to old Tehatchapi rode to San Antone home I'll never be
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Dog Treat 02:56
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