Cold Cold Ground
Tom Waits Lyrics


Crestfallen sidekick in an old cafe
Never slept with a dream before he had to go away
There's a bell in the tower, Uncle Ray bought a round
Don't worry 'bout the army in the cold, cold ground

Cold, cold ground
Cold, cold ground
Cold, cold ground

Now don't be a cry baby when there's wood in the shed
There's a bird in the chimney and a stone in my bed
When the road's washed out, we pass the bottle around
And wait in the arms of the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground

There's a ribbon in the willow and a tire swing rope
Oh, and a briar patch of berries takin' over the slope
The cat'll sleep in the mailbox and we'll never go to town
Till we bury every dream in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

Give me a Winchester rifle and a whole box of shells
Blow the roof off the goat barn, let it roll down the hill
The piano is firewood, Times Square is a dream
I find we'll lay down together in the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

We'll call the cops on the Breedloves, bring a Bible and a rope
And a whole box of Rebel and a bar of soap
Make a pile of truck tires and burn 'em all down
Bring a dollar with you, baby, in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

Take a weathervane rooster, throw rocks at his head
Stop talking to the neighbors until we all go dead
Beware of my temper and the dog that I've found
Break all the windows in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

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

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Asbestos Fish

Tom always sounds like he’s about to crawl out from under your bed with a glass of Jack Daniels and start talking about his ex wife.

A lesser Gracie

That is quite a scenario about Tom. Who is his ex wife? I thought he said he was happily married to a woman who also collaborates with him on the music.

Igor Nester

@Wynston Smyth 56 г

usernamesrlamo

He’s probably still talking about the one that got away...

https://youtu.be/p8X_RjblHg8

Aileen

I don't think Tom has an EX wife ! :)

One Moongazer

Asbestos Fish 😝

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David Gebler

My wish is that this song will be played at my funeral, my children's funeral, and my children's childrens funeral. Etc. Beautiful song. Tom Waits is THE man.

JR Roloff

Tom makes me feel nostalgic for all the other lives I never lived.

Dario Salvi

Nice

Leslie Robt Duncan

Tom's reverie about his fight with creativity, coolness and alcoholism, a cold cold mistress as well.

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