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Alice
Tom Waits Lyrics


It's dreamy weather we're on
You waved your crooked wand
Along an icy pond with a frozen moon
A murder of silhouette crows I saw
And the tears on my face
And the skates on the pond
They spell Alice

I disappear in your name
But you must wait for me
Somewhere across the sea
There's a wreck of a ship
Your hair is like meadow grass on the tide
And the raindrops on my window
And the ice in my drink
Baby all I can think of is Alice

Arithmetic arithmetock
Turn the hands back on the clock
How does the ocean rock the boat?
How did the razor find my throat?
The only strings that hold me here
Are tangled up around the pier

And so a secret kiss
Brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this
When I'm dead in my grave
Set me adrift and I'm lost over there
And I must be insane
To go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice
Of Alice

And so a secret kiss
Brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this
When I'm dead in my grave
Set me adrift and I'm lost over there
And I must be insane
To go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice
Of Alice
There's only Alice

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, JALMA MUSIC
Written by: Kathleen Brennan, Thomas Alan Waits

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Music And Coffee

Another gem from the master👍🏼

DEBTV

best storyteller ever.and great music too.love your work over the decades. still listening today.

Chadwick Rider

One of favorite Waits albums... "Alice", "I'm Still Here", "Flowers Grave", "Lost In The Harbour"...
The mood of this song... reminds me of a stray cat walking down a back ally in New York City on a hot summer night in the early 1940's.

Madeline Wise

One of the most beautiful love songs ever written.

Willyblues Senkiwsky

I found Closing Time, LP, in a discount store. Bought and was turned on to the master!

mrsy

Love this song so much. Have for over a decade.

Gary Clarke

I wonder if anyone came across this album and thought Alice had recorded a collection of songs called Tom Waits?

David Axelord

"This Alice woman has the manliest voice..."

Gibby

The one and only Tom Waits.....Tom , Bob and Neil....those guys alone make the world a better place..

patrick doyle

Tom, Jack and Neal

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