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Hang On St. Christopher
Tom Waits Lyrics


Hang on St. Christopher through the smoke and the oil
Buckle down the rumble seat and let the radiator boil
Got an overhead downshift and a two-dollar grill
Got an eighty-five cabin on an eighty-five hill
Hang on St. Christopher on the passenger side
Open it up tonight the devil can ride

Hang on St. Christopher with a barrelhouse dog
Kick me up Mount Baldy, throw me out in the fog
Tear a hole in the jackpot, drive a stake through his heart
Do a hundred on the grapevine, do a jump on the start

Hang on St. Christopher now don't let me go
Get me to Reno and bring it in low, yeah

Hang on St. Christopher with the hammer to the floor
Put a highball in the crank case, nail a crow to the door
Get a bottle for the jockey gimme a two-ninety-four
There's a seven-fifty Norton bustin' down January's door

Hang on St. Christopher on the passenger side
Open it up tonight the devil can ride
Hang on St. Christopher now don't let me go
Get me to Reno got to bring it in low
Put my baby on the flat car, got to burn down the caboose
Get 'em all jacked up on whiskey, then we'll turn the mad dog loose

Hang on St. Christopher on the passenger side
Open it up tonight the devil can ride, oh, yeah

Oh, yeah

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: THOMAS ALAN WAITS

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Andrea Lyon

This is the first Tom Waits song I ever heard, back in '87/'88 when this album came out. Was impressed that it was included, a short time later, in the soundtrack of a "21 Jumpstreet" soundtrack.

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan, now I want to be 21 again for a hot minute, just so I can hear this as the closer for a really great college mixer or party. And then go out for pancakes at about 4 am.

Matthew Brown

This is the song that plays when I'm standing on a giant top hat holding a pot of coffee and a book of matches

xdude2x

Love this version and the Bulletboys cover!

Tvyellow94

Dude yes I was hoping someone else would mention that

BMC 1982

Both are great, the bullettboys make it a little sexier in my opinion lol

Brian Metcalf

The bass is sick on this on the right system. It will liquify your insides

Krish Layne

Open it up at night... I love this song. First album I purchased. For a kid, how lucky was I?

NiloNutz

when I was in the hole in prison the guard played this for a week straight till we all went insane and sung along......good times to my mental health

cat listening

St Christopher is the patron Saint of those fleeing persecution. So, that's fitting.

kevtruth

@coreycox2345 I dance every time I play it

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