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Earth Died Screaming
Tom Waits Lyrics


Rudy's on the midway
And Jacob's in the hole
The monkey's on the ladder
The devil shovels coal
With crows as big as airplanes
The lion has three heads
And someone will eat the skin the he sheds
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming

Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming
Dreaming of you

Well, hell doesn't want you
And heaven is full
Bring me some water
Put it in this skull
I walk between the raindrops
I wait in Bug House square
And the army ants
They leave mothin' but the bones
Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming

Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming
Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming
Dreaming of you

There was thunder, there was lightning
Then the stars went out
And the moon fell from the sky
It rained mackerel, it rained trout
And the great day of wrath has come
And here's mud in your big red eye
And the poker's in the fire
And the locusts take the sky
Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming

Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming
Well, the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming
Dreaming of you
Well, dreaming of you
Well, dreaming of you
Well, dreaming of you

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

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tyron dardizian

Rudy's on the midway
And Jacob's in the hole
The monkey's on the ladder
The devil shovels coal
With crows as big as airplanes
The lion has three heads
And someone will eat the skin that he sheds
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you

Well, hell doesn't want you
And heaven is full
Bring me some water
Put it in this skull
I walk between the raindrops
Wait in bug house square
And the army ants
They leave nothin' but the bones
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you

There was thunder
There was lightning
Then the stars went out
And the moon fell from the sky
It rained mackerel
It rained trout
And the great day of wrath has come
And here's mud in your big red eye
The poker's in the fire
And the locusts take the sky
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you



All comments from YouTube:

MrUnidyne

It sounds like someone is using human ribcages for xylophones.

Patrick Hines

They used real bones

Ivory_ Lagiacrus_YT

so... a bone machine

tyron dardizian

Rudy's on the midway
And Jacob's in the hole
The monkey's on the ladder
The devil shovels coal
With crows as big as airplanes
The lion has three heads
And someone will eat the skin that he sheds
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you

Well, hell doesn't want you
And heaven is full
Bring me some water
Put it in this skull
I walk between the raindrops
Wait in bug house square
And the army ants
They leave nothin' but the bones
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you

There was thunder
There was lightning
Then the stars went out
And the moon fell from the sky
It rained mackerel
It rained trout
And the great day of wrath has come
And here's mud in your big red eye
The poker's in the fire
And the locusts take the sky
And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming of you

Lukass Skywalker

Sadly this song is really relatable right now, but it's already long dead. We just keep blazing it's corpse.

BoulderBro999 why?

you kidding? we're part of the blazing. i genuinely think this is the end. I'm just waiting for my old friend the green horse. ima knock that fucker out if he tries to mess with me. who do you think the anti-christ is though?

Postmortem Ritual

Year after year Tom Wait's music turns more and more coherent than almost everything outhere. Even than life itself.

Sady Maher

Right on target again .

ZappaFan101

"I walk between the raindrops" is my favorite Tom Waits line.

Lo_Que

A timely classic for June 2020.

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