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I'll Be Gone
Tom Waits Lyrics


Tonight I'll shave the mountain
I'll cut the hearts from pharaohs
I pull the road off of the rise
Tear the memories from my eyes
In the morning I'll be gone

I drink a thousand shipwrecks
Tonight I steal your paychecks
I paint the sheets across my bed
The birds will all fly from my head
And in the morning I'll be gone

Take every dream that's breathing
Find every boot that's leaving
Shoot all the lights in the cafe
And in the morning I'll be gone

I bet a thousand dollars
I have a French companion
I tie myself below the deck
I pull the rope around my neck
In the morning I'll be gone

It takes a life to win her
There is a drum of bourbon
Eight hundred pounds of nitro
His boots are thunder as he plays

There is a stone inside it
Tonight his bones will ride it
I'll need a tent to hide it
And in the morning I'll be gone
And in the morning I'll be gone
And in the morning I'll be gone
And in the morning I'll be gone
And in the morning I'll be gone
And in the morning I'll be gone

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

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Comments from YouTube:

theMeatmongoloid

There is a Tom Wait's song for every mood, and even for some moods you've never even heard of

Paul Paradis

Hands down this is in the top 5 of my list "The best comments I have ever encountered on Youtube."

Steve Dicus

Tom Waits can play the hell out of a rooster.

Awakeandalive1

Frank's Wild Years is my all time favorite Waits album. XD

Fran García

In my top 3!

Matt Zakszewski

Not a fucking bad one at that. I still feel a special connection to Rain Dogs but damn it's hard to deny the impact of FWY. Innocent When You Dream holds a special place in my heart but there's really not a bad song on the album.

Donna Swindells

He is an original, a musical treasure You either get him or not. Fabulous!

monkeybone2011

This is the genius of Tom Waits he can take the energy of KAOS produce it in a Song and turn it into a melody

Dean Bagdasarian

Love the Freaking MANIC accordion part.. Love this whole album.

Swordfishstick

Madness! Mad I say! I love it.

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