walk away – Tom Waits


tom-wairsThere are things I’ve done I can’t erase

I want to look in the mirror, see another face
I said never would I do it again
I want to walk away, start over again.

 

Dot King was whittled from the bone of Cain
with a little drop of poison in the red, red blood
She need a way to turn around the bend
She said I want to walk away and start over again.

There are things I’ve done I can’t erase
I want to look in the mirror, see another face
I said never would I do it again
I want to walk away, start over again.

No more rain
No more roses
On my way, shake my thirst in a cool, cool pond.

There is a winner in every place
There is a heart that’s beating in every page
The beginning of it starts at the end
When it’s time to walk away and start over again.

Weather is murder at a hundred and three
William Ray shot Corabell Lee
A yellow dog knows when he has sinned
You want to walk away and start over again.

No more rain
No more roses
On my way, shaking my thirst in a cool cool pond.

Cooper told Maui the whole block is gone
They’re dying for jewelry, money, and clothes
I always get out of the trouble I’m in
I want to walk away, start over again.

I left my bible by the side of the road
Carve my initials in an old dead tree
I’m going away but I’m going to be back when
It’s time to walk away and start over again.

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