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New Coat of Paint
by Tom Waits

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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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.

marty75

Nicely put Alex

Henry English

Could not have said it better.

Eflat Major

Terrific comment Alex. You just stated eloquently perhaps the top reason why I love TW's music. And this sense comes through not only lyrically but melodically as well. Sometimes, people hear his voice and have 2 reactions, either being turned off, or being transfixed and stopping there. I'm in category 2 but as a songwriter myself, I try to hear all the components that make him, as you said, such a great songwriter.

June Asiimwe

You just perfectly summarised one of the reasons as to why I adore Tom Waits.

Branislav Djordjevic

Alex, I agree 100% with everything you said here.

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.

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

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