Drunk on the Moon
Tom Waits Lyrics


Tight-slacked clad girls on the graveyard shift
Neath the cement stroll
Catch the midnight drift
Cigar chewing Charlie
In the newspaperness
Grifting hot-horse tips
On who's running the best

[Chorus]
And I'm blinded by the neon
Don't try and change my tune
Cause I thought I heard a saxophone
I'm drunk on the moon

And the moon's a silver slipper
It's pouring champagne stars
Broadway's like a serpent
Pulling shiny top-down cars
Laramer is teeming
With that undulating beat
And some Bonneville is screaming
It's way wilder down the street

[Chorus]

Hearts flutter and race
The moon's on the wane
Tarts mutter their dream hopes
The night will ordain
Come schemers and dancers
Cherry delight
As a Cleveland-bound Greyhound
And it cuts through the night

And I've hawked all my yesterdays
Don't try and change my tune
'Cause I thought I heard a saxophone
I'm drunk on the moon

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Written by: TOM WAITS

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Corbin Garber

I’d like to think that this is a sequel to Fly Me to the Moon when Frank Sinatra realizes living on the moon isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and decides to get totally wasted.

ellie :0]

@plasticwrap who?

stella19782

Hahahaha 🖤

Jacob Lewis

Man...

Meemorp

Drinkin' agaaaaaaaain

Dapper Drink

Same, great minds think alike. But I am stupid af soooo.

But ya that is funny

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Tommyfazz

I got drunk in a bar in New Jersey just after my girl friend text me to tell me that she's finished with me. I sat drinking and started chatting to a guy with an English accent. We had a good time. I bought all the drinks as I remember. I left alone drunk. A couple of days later I went back to the same bar and stood in the same place as previous and realised I had been talking to a full-length mirror.

Kate Sagan

@Dan Marine lol

Kate Sagan

Damn, I was hoping you to say that he turned out to be love of your life. damn reality.

Rawr_Kitten

self reflection at its finest

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