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Top Of The Hill
Tom Waits Lyrics


I'm gonna get me on the ride up
I'm gonna get

Can I have a little more on my voice?

Get me on the ride up
I'm on the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

New corn yellow and slaughterhouse red
The birds keep singing baby after you're dead
I'm gonna miss you plenty big old world
With our abalone earrings and your mother of pearl

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

I need your moon to be the sky against
Don't get your trouser button stuck on the fence
Diego red and bedlam money are fine
Why don't you come up here and see me sometime

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

There's very little leeway
I seen a mattress on the freeway
The moon rises over Dog Street
Jefferson said not every thing's reet
Have all the lights burned out on heaven again
I'll never roll the number 7 again

I'm made of bread and I'm on an ocean of wine
I hear all the birdies on the phone just fine

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

Black joke and the bean soup
Big sky and the Ford Coupe
Old maid and the dry bones
A red Rover and the Skinny Bones Jones
47 mules to pull this train
We're getting married in the pouring rain
You need your differential and plenty of oil
You load the wagon till the end of the world

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

What's your throttle made of, is it money or bone
Don't you doddle or you'll never get home
Opium, fireworks, vodka and meat
Scoot over and save me a seat

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

If I had it all to do all over again
I'd try to rise above the laws of man
Why don' cha gimme 'nother sip of your cup
Turn a Rolls Royce into a Chicken Coup

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
Hey!


Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
Ha! Ha!

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

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Comments from YouTube:

Joe Diffy

I want a whole tom waits rap album with some fire bars about a girl with one eye who smokes virginia slims and got sent to jail for soliciting prostitution to an undercover cop

Tommy The Cat

This sounds like something you would hear on a South Park's episode

Maxskellington

This comment feels like and insult lmao.

J. Taylor-Unterreiner

Wrong. But maybe.

AxeGauntlet

Yes 3xactly because both suck haha
No bth are so good they could make shit sound like gold and don't give a fuck what anyone thinks

Jozlyn Korsak

Sick name👏👏why didn’t I think of Primus while making a YouTube account?

disco quebrado

@J3ST3R5 funny because Les Claypool plays bass on this album

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Linda Menary

I meant to say this is Tom Waits rap song.

Zendon Rey

Listen to the lyrics... this song is about dying and going to heaven. "Opium, fireworks, vodka, and meat/Scoot over and save me a seat". I liked this song so much when I first heard it, I went out and bought the CD.

Chinaboatman

No?! Really??! Holy shit, thank God you told us, no-one else could figure it out!

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