Lightfoot, Gordon - Tattoo Lyrics




Whatever you think of me
I'm still your friend
So other than nothin' what's new
The water 's still flowin'
Through the rose on my skin
This here tattoo is for you
The boys at the parlor downtown
Didn't waste anytime puttin' it down
Time has been wastin' away I can see it
Go sailin' on by as it slips through my fingers
The bow and the wave never wait for tomorrow
They just keep on rollin' as straight as an arrow
Good night

Girl of my dreams
You get better each day
I wish I could see you somehow
Girls that I love is there no other way
This here tattoo is for now

I'd been out drinkin' all day
I got carried away at the parlor last night
This summer rose is for you it's no wonder
I bothered to wander back into the parlor
It's red and in bloom and it's more than one color
It lives on forever for just a few dollars
Good night

Whatever you think of me
I'm still your friend
So baby whatever you do
Now that it's taken its permanent home
This here tattoo is for you

The boys at the parlor downtown
Didn't waste any time puttin' it down
Time has been wastin' away, you know time doesn't
Wait for nobody to find what they're after
It just keeps on rolling on down the deep canyons
And through the green meadows into the broad ocean
Good night

Whatever you think of me
I'm still your friend
So other than nothin' what's new
The water's still flowing
Through the rose on my skin
This here tattoo is for you
The water's still flowin
Through the rose on my skin
This here tattoo is for you





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Lightfoot, Gordon Tattoo Comments
  1. Larry Kronquist

    The musical arrangement here is just exquisite, and in places gives me a chill, it's so beautiful. The synthesizer is magnificent, and the guitars are just perfect. Gordon's poetry here is stunning, I truly believe it's one of his very best songs...

  2. J. MAGOO

    "Rolling on down the deep canyon and through the green meadows and to the broad ocean" just picture this beautiful scene that Gordon paints for us,he has such a closeness with nature, amazing poet.

  3. Shayne Lachance

    Brilliant!!!!

  4. TheLastMiddleClass

    Whatever you think of me I'm still your friend
    So other than nothin' what's new
    The water's still flowin' through the rose on my skin
    This here tattoo is for you

    The boys at the parlor downtown
    Didn't waste anytime a-puttin' it down
    Time has been wastin' away I can see it

    Go sailin' on by as it slips through my fingers
    The bow and the wave never wait for tomorrow
    They just keep on rollin' as straight as an arrow, good night

    Girl of my dreams you get better each day
    I wish I could see you somehow
    Girls that I love is there no other way
    This here tattoo is for now

    I'd been out drinkin' all day
    I got carried away at the parlor last night
    This summer rose is for you it's no wonder

    I bothered to wander back into the parlor
    It's red and in bloom and it's more than one color
    It lives on forever for just a few dollars, good night

    Whatever you think of me I'm still your friend
    So baby whatever you do
    Now that it's taken its permanent home
    This here tattoo is for you

    The boys at the parlor downtown
    Didn't waste any time a-puttin' it down
    Time has been wastin' away, you know time doesn't

    Wait for nobody to find what they're after
    It just keeps on rolling on down the deep canyons
    And through the green meadows into the broad ocean, good night

    Whatever you think of me I'm still your friend
    So other than nothin' what's new
    The water's still flowing through the rose on my skin
    This here tattoo is for you
    The water's still flowin through the rose on my skin
    This here tattoo is for you

  5. Michael Natsarim

    Gordon Lightoot is the best - AWESOME MUSIC- Awesome memories - A life time of comforting and wonderful music!

  6. Salty Croc

    One of Gordon Lightfoot's most lovely and least played ballads. It is a hidden treasure and, like most Lightfoot songs, it is perfect.

    Larry Kronquist

    I agree. I love the lyric, I never get tired of listening to this song. The musical arrangement is just breathtaking, the synthesizer adds some absolutely ethereal touches at key places.

    Jeffro

    Yes! He's telling a great story! I just love everything he does!

  7. J Taylor

    A gem of a song from a consummate artist. Thank-you for sharing it.