Soldier's Things
Tom Waits Lyrics


Davenports and kettle drums
And swallowtail coats
Tablecloths and patent-leather shoes
Bathing suits and bowling balls
And clarinets and rings
And all this radio really needs is a fuse
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier's things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh, and this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything's a dollar
In this box

Cufflinks and hubcaps
Trophies and paperbacks
It's good transportation
But the brakes aren't so hot
Neckties and boxing gloves
This jackknife is rusted
You can pound that dent out on the hood
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier's things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh, and this one is for bravery
Oh, and this one is for me
And everything's a dollar
In this box

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Written by: THOMAS ALAN WAITS

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

al coburn

Davenports and kettle drums
and swallow tail coats
table cloths and patent leather shoes
bathing suits and bowling balls
and clarinets and rings
and all this radio really
needs is a fuse
a tinker, a tailor
a soldier's things
his rifle, his boots full of rocks
and this one is for bravery
and this one is for me
and everything's a dollar
in this box

Cuff links and hub caps
trophies and paperbacks
it's good transportation
but the brakes aren't so hot
neck tie and boxing gloves
this jackknife is rusted
you can pound that dent out
on the hood
a tinker, a tailor
a soldier's things
his rifle, his boots full of rocks
oh and this one is for bravery
and this one is for me
and everything's a dollar
in this box



Ifa

Lyrics :
“Davenports and kettle drums
And swallowtail coats
Tablecloths and patent-leather shoes
Bathing suits and bowling balls
And clarinets and rings
And all this radio really needs is a fuse
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier's things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh, and this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything's a dollar
In this box
Cufflinks and hubcaps
Trophies and paperbacks
It's good transportation
But the brakes aren't so hot
Neckties and boxing gloves
This jackknife is rusted
You can pound that dent out on the hood
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier's things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh, and this one is for bravery
Oh, and this one is for me
And everything's a dollar
In this box...”



All comments from YouTube:

MrUnidyne

My father was a Korean war veteran who died this morning at 81. This song has been going through my head all day.

Vinny Steffanini

god speed sir.

Jack Nicholls

Thanks your for your service once a solider always a solider

wilhelm rogue1

RIP to your uncle

S GC 89

one of my uncles serving in korea, with Colombian Batallion, he fought in the old baldy battle, he told ne ones, that make the correct thing just take us one second to change a life, i always try to imagine why he told that, anyway, greetings to you from Colombia.

서영진

MrUnidyne thank you for your service

fares ben youssef

"I heard the black birds sing" Arthur Shelby.
Cheers to you all peaky blinders fans

Saras Kumar

@Maya Elmosalamy nice

Maya Elmosalamy

Saras Kumar i‘m in series 3

rrrock

@Saras Kumar I just finished all of them. Waiting for the next season.

...but I knew about this great song long before Peaky Blinders.

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