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Lost in the Harbour
Tom Waits Lyrics


Over here the ladies all want sweet perfume
But there's never a rose
And over there the roses are frightened to bloom
So they never can grow

And over here they need wool
For weaving their baby's new clothes
But nobody has any wool
And the sheep are all lost in the harbor
Lost in the harbor

And over here they want diamonds to wear
But there aren't any here
And over there everyone's hiding their tears
But they're crying inside

And the wall won't come down
Till they're no longer afraid of themselves
And if you don't believe me ask yourselves
And then I can come down to the harbor
Down to the harbor

And then I will fill the ocean back up with my tears
I still have a couple more years
And then I can come back to the harbor
Down to the harbor

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

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Vladimir Lenin

Over here the ladies
All want sweet perfume
But there's never a rose
And over there
The roses are frightened to bloom
So they never can grow
And over here they need wool
For weaving baby's new clothes
But nobody has any wool
And the sheep are all lost
In the harbour
And over here
They want diamonds to wear
But there aren't any here
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And over there
Everyone's hiding their tears
But they're crying inside
And the wall won't come down
Til they're no longer afraid of themselves
If you don't believe me ask yourselves
And then I can come down
To the harbour
Down to the harbour
And then I will fill the ocean
Back up with my tears
I still have a couple more years
And then I can come back
To the harbour
Down to the harbour



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Leonidas the king

Tom the king of emotions

Rikki Tikki Tembo

One of my favorite Tom Waits songs. What a perfect encapsulation of humanity's current existence.

Aaron Canaday

This song is such a f**** journey. It's world building at its best. The discordant sections are an amazing part of that journey

david W

I love this song and this album , especially "Fawn"

kswindl

Haha....my first reaction to "Fawn" was, "......how can sounds have feelings? How?!?!?!?!"

Ped Xing

Perhaps his best song. Perhaps......

punkpoetry

It's perfectly lovely but got nothing on Earth Died Screaming or Tango Till They're Sore or Soldier's Things or Invitation to the Blues or Metropolitan Glide or Hell Broke Luce or Sins of My Father etc

IndieMovie 4 Life

@Ethan Smith Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis?

Ethan Smith

This or the letter to Charlie from the Hooker. Can't remember the title of that one.

texasjohnnyboy

Tom waits for no one...  So glad I got to see him in concert.. at least, once in my life.  I took my wife and my 14 year old daughter to a sold out show in Houston, Texas.  They will never forget it.   It was all Tom and it was unlike anything else.  He is a preacher of his own views.  He just puts it out there and one may believe what they want.  Seemingly, an old soul.. .. and it's so nice.

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