Shore Leave Songtext
von Tom Waits

Shore Leave Songtext

Well with buck shot eyes and a purple heart
I rolled down the national stroll
And with a big fat paycheck
Strapped to my hip sack
And a shore leave wristwatch underneath
My sleeve
In a hong kong drizzle on cuban heels
I rowed down the gutter to the blood bank
And i'd left all my papers on the ticonderoga
And was in a bad need of a shave
And so i slopped at the corner on cold chow mein
And shot billards with a midget
Until the rain stopped
And i bought a long sleeved shirt
With horses on the front
And some gum and a lighter and a knife
And a new deck of cards (with girls on the back)
And i sat down and wrote a letter to my wife

And i said baby, i'm so far away from home
And i miss my baby so
I can't make it by myself
I love you so
Well i was pacing myself
Trying to make it all last
Squeezing all the life
Out of a lousy two day pass
And i had a cold one at the dragon
With some filipino floor show
And talked baseball with a lieutenant
Over a singapore sling
And i wondered how the same moon outside
Over this chinatown fair
Could look down on illinois
And find you there
And you know i love you baby
And i'm so far away from home
And i miss my baby so
I can't make it by myself
I love you so
Shore leave...
Shore leave...

Tom waits: chair, vocal
Stephen taylor arvizu hodges: drums
Randy aldcroft: trombone
Victor feldman: marimba, bass marimba & shaker, bass drum with rice
Larry taylor: acoustic bass
Fred tackett: banjo, guitar
Francis thumm: metal aunglongs

Songtext kommentieren

Log dich ein um einen Eintrag zu schreiben.
Schreibe den ersten Kommentar!


Einer Person gefällt »Shore Leave«.