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New Coat of Paint
Tom Waits Lyrics


Let's put a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress
Baby I'll a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

All our scribbled love dreams are lost or thrown away
Here amidst the shuffle of an overflowin' day
Our love needs a transfusion let's shoot it full of wine
Fishin' for a good time starts with throwin' in your line.

So let's put a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Set em' up, set em' up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress baby
I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

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Written by: TOM WAITS

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Jake Boi

Let's put a new coat of paint on this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, we'll be knockin' em down
You wear a dress, baby, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon in that burgundy sky

All our scribbled love dreams, lost or thrown away
Here amidst the shuffle of an overflowin' day
Our love needs a transfusion, so let's shoot it full of wine
Fishin' for a good time starts with throwin' in your line

So, let's put a new coat of paint, on this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, set 'em up, we'll be knockin' em down
You wear a dress, baby, I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon in that burgundy sky



All comments from YouTube:

Don Bagley

I forgot just how uptown Tom Waits could be. This is the kind of song you want to hear in a jazz club and never do. Neon bar lights, cigarette smoke, and steam from manhole covers. It's all in there.

OMEGA 20Z

And a shiny glass of the good Old Bearded Man Whiskey to share with someone special!.

ignacio meteors

@khvost jazz gaziness freedom and all that do not go well with snobbery which in my mind boredom of mind.

Alison J Brown

You are a poet - couldn't have put it better

Nash Tarique Hood

Raining outside

Don Adams

you can put them together and make some great sounds

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Alex Raffi

Tom Waits is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. He often champions the down and out every man trying to figure out his place in the world. He sings about men who seem to have an honest awareness of their insignificance, and own it with a kind of complexed nobility. He makes me realize that there is great poetry in everyone’s personal story if you actually take the time to listen to yourself tell it.

Alex Raffi

Thanks guys.

magnificent reg

in the words of slim pickens in blazing saddles, "you use your tongue (words) better than a $20 hooker." i say that with the MOST respect. you were complimenting Tom but your compliment has a flavor of its own...

marty75

Nicely put Alex

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