Waits, Tom - Bad As Me Lyrics




You’re the head on the spear
You’re the nail on the cross
You’re the fly in my beer
You’re the key that got lost
You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
You’re mother superior in only a bra
You’re the same kind of bad as me

I’m the hat on the bed
I’m the coffee instead
The fish or cut bait
I’m the detective up late
I’m the blood on the floor
The thunder and the roar
The boat that won’t sink
I just won’t sleep a wink
You’re the same kind of bad as me

No good you say
Well that’s good enough for me

You’re the wreath that caught fire
You’re the preach to the choir
You bite down on the sheet
But your teeth have been wired
You skid in the rain
You’re trying to shift
You’re grinding the gears
You’re trying to shift
And you’re the same kind of bad as me

They told me you were no good
I know you’ll take care of all my needs
You’re the same kind of bad as me

I’m the mattress in the back
I’m the old gunnysack
I’m the one with the gun
Most likely to run
I’m the car in the weeds
If you cut me I’ll bleed
You’re the same kind of bad as me
You’re the same kind of bad as me





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  1. Srijan Agrawal

    You're the head on the spear
    You're the nail on the cross
    You're the fly in my beer
    You're the key that got lost
    You're the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
    You're Mother Superior with only a bra
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    I'm the hat on the bed
    I'm the coffee instead
    The fish or cut bait
    I'm the detective up late
    I'm the blood on the floor
    The thunder and the roar
    I'm the boat that won't sink
    I just won't sleep a wink
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    No good you say
    Well that's good enough for me

    You're the wreath that caught fire
    You're the preach to the choir
    You bite down on the sheet
    But your teeth have been…

  2. stoonybridge

    Happy B'day Mr. Waits. I wish i was the same kind of bad as you.

  3. Greg Jacques Lucifer's Jizz Gargler

    sensei!

  4. Alien Martin

    my bad aint like no one else

  5. Strutting Bird

    Holy shit I thought this was Beefheart!

  6. J R

    This is awesome!

  7. Urban Grefven Nilsson

    It's fu**in crazy!! He is a genius!! 🎸🎤😎💪

  8. Alex Kolarsmith

    He's tommy the cat transformed into a human

    Dylan Forr

    Alex Kolarsmith you do know that he voiced Tommy the Cat, right? Like that fast-talking intro into the song? That's not Les, its Tom Waits!

  9. Christer Tönnberg

    oh tom! everything is already sat about you just agree.chris from sweden

  10. Christer Tönnberg

    tom is genius.

  11. voynich

    He seems to have naiked it,! Translated if tonow !

  12. Herbie Shine

    I'm the same kind of bad as him.
    Are you the same kind of bad as us?

  13. Susie Fairfield

    Tom sounds like Captain Beefheart a.k.a. Don Van Fliet

  14. Nevan Slone

    Disney needs to make a villain to give this song to.

  15. Mh poe

    This would fit into a Quentin Tarantino film nicely.

  16. Dr. Larry Mitchell

    This has to be the STRANGEST Tom Waits vocal I've ever heard.

  17. Glenn Zornig

    Tom sounds like Don van Vliet on this song.

  18. lanny gang

    Dude sounds like Cookie monster.

  19. QTee

    almost as good looking as me...

  20. Nickel The Wise

    Grandpappy Fiend is clickin' heels with the devil along the alley fence
    and boy howdy, could those fuckers cut a rug.

  21. one H

    take a dump

  22. Aidan Childers

    If Oscar the Grouch started a music career, he'd basically be Tom Waits.

  23. Fred Lincoln

    He has changed, i remember when he sang for the babys, he's so far from what he once was...

  24. Laura 'Jo Cocklin

    Yall ain't the same kinda bad as me, no hell no! Totally different kinda bad than me.

  25. Yellow Calx

    Some damn good Modest Mouse /s.

  26. Ella Jean

    This man deserves to be or do whatever he so desire. He's creative and Brilliant. Just Saying.🤓

  27. Howlin' Waters

    Captain Beefheart ✌🤔😊😁

  28. sharon doherty

    Tom's Bad Is So Damn Good

  29. CASHCAT Music

    " :) lol that's so interesting" <----- }:P

  30. sharon doherty

    Anyone here 2018? Ya gotta love this man coolest man ever born

    Melinda Forster

    me cants top listening to this man

    Vertigo

    Yep! I love this musician, but unfortunately he hates Australia (he had a bad experience touring here) so I know I'll never see him live.
    At least I got to see Leonard Cohen on his last tour before he died...

    Charles Doherty

    sharon doherty , he is absolutely brilliant, very unique

  31. Grant Wallace

    Wonder how they would react to this on America's Got Talent..... (¿?!?)

    Melinda Forster

    hah remeber they liked Casey Abrams but he never made it.. I have since seen Casey about 6 times live in Los angeles so glad he did not win he is pretty brilliant and very happy doing his won thing

  32. SKYDORMER

    I can't believe it took me this long to realize that his hands are painted blue. I thought he was wearing fingerless gloves. xD

  33. Frankie Saitta

    You’re the head on the spear
    You’re the nail on the cross
    You’re the fly in my beer
    You’re the key that got lost
    You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
    You’re mother superior in only a bra
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the hat on the bed
    I’m the coffee instead
    The fish or cut bait
    I’m the detective up late
    I’m the blood on the floor
    The thunder and the roar
    The boat that won’t sink
    I just won’t sleep a wink
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    No good you say
    Well that’s good enough for me

    You’re the wreath that caught fire
    You’re the preach to the choir
    You bite down on the sheet
    But your teeth have been wired
    You skid in the rain
    You’re trying to shift
    You’re grinding the gears
    You’re trying to shift
    And you’re the same kind of bad as me


    They told me you were no good
    I know you’ll take care of all my needs
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the mattress in the back
    I’m the old gunnysack
    I’m the one with the gun
    Most likely to run
    I’m the car in the weeds
    If you cut me I’ll bleed
    You’re the same kind of bad as me
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

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  35. tubbytubey

    "....uno, dos, tres, quatro....."

  36. andrew james Bunting

    Lyrics
    You're the head on the spear
    You're the nail on the cross
    You're the fly in my beer
    You're the key that got lost
    You're the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
    You're Mother Superior with only a bra
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    I'm the hat on the bed
    I'm the coffee instead
    The fish or cut bait
    I'm the detective up late
    I'm the blood on the floor
    The thunder and the roar
    I'm the boat that won't sink
    I just won't sleep a wink
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    No good you say
    Well that's good enough for me

    You're the wreath that caught fire
    You're the preach to the choir
    You bite down on the sheet
    But your teeth have been wired
    You skid in the rain
    You're trying to shift
    You're grinding the gears
    You're trying to shift
    And you're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    She's the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    They told me you were no good
    I know you'll take care of all my needs
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    I'm the mattress in the back
    I'm the old gunnysack
    I'm the one with the gun
    Most likely to run
    I'm the car in the weeds
    If you cut me I'll bleed
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    Same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me
    You're the same kind of bad as me

    Uno, dos, tres, quatro
    Same kind of bad as me

  37. Anna Spann

    Now this is a fuckin love song.

  38. Mark Wright

    He is like a stray cat who was transformed into a man by a genie or a shaman.

    coreycox2345

    You are right, Mark Wright. He does have a shaman quality.

    philip gwilliam

    That's a great discription of the man. Tom Waits is the baddest of the bad!

    Joey Chapman

    I love it

    hex warp

    Tommy the cat is my name; and I say unto thee....

    Mike Beeton

    Yeh, sounds about right

  39. Stranger in Town

    That's me. And you hahaaa

  40. marcbronze1

    Is this where ODB adopted his style? Pretty similar I think.

  41. Bouwe Bear

    He's revisited the exact same sound as he had on Rain Dogs. Sounds like he's got Keith Richards playing on this.

  42. eljorge

    Sorry but this shit is terrible overrated.

  43. Frank Barros

    in the middle of night shouting happy good like a bad child near to the fence of the backyard, what a performance !!

  44. Laysi Junior

    and kiss mi n digital underground ill kiss u back hit me and ill hit u back

  45. Laysi Junior

    kiss my converse=sho nuff, im gonna write a chevy citation on that tuff mcgruff dawg of mines parking ticket!

  46. Laysi Junior

    t.s.o.l.=when im on the mic i represent all colors

  47. 1Schnellbach

    Bad as me

  48. Christopher Skywalken

    Your trying to shift. Grinding the gears. Trying to shift.

  49. rachael order

    I love you

  50. 66fiveandahalf

    YES I AM!!!!

  51. ilze abramsen

    I love the song about his dansing piano!

  52. John Parry

    Tom Waits is America without the bubblegum.

    Raimo Huttunen

    John Parry well said mr. Parry

  53. Blood Shot Trubedaore

    Love me some grungy Tom Waits!

  54. 42ndnumber

    impossible to sing like him

  55. Ryan Smith

    Sound a bit like Isaac Brock in thirty years.

  56. Jessica Brasey

    I AM BAD!!!

  57. Gottlieb Goltz

    But Who put the blood on the floor? ~( :-})={>--- ]

  58. Khaled Taha

    العظيم

  59. Jessica Brasey

    This kind of Bad sounds very appealing to me, being Bad is actually not so bad, if you are good...good night!

    Παναγιώτης Παπαγεωργίου

    lol, well said

  60. Jeff Bowes

    don van vliet rip off

  61. Zero The painter

    fuck captain beefsucker

  62. Joshua Gallup

    Sounds like Isaac from modest mouse

    daiselol

    I think Isaac's delivery in the last half of MM's albums is very inspired by Tom Waits. In fact 'Satin in a Coffin' kinda sounds like a folk-y version of Tom Waits

    Ryan Smith

    It does, actually.

  63. Jim M

    A nod from Mr Waits to the late, great Captain Beefheart no doubt.....

  64. Roberto Frattini

    Beefheart line...

  65. wesley rodgers

    I might be in the wrong crowd. Post tom on facebook. No likes. He...is...amazing!!.

    divinefallfromgrace

    wesley rodgers A old friend o' mine once said "If you want to clear a room at a party, stick on Tom Waits." He was referring, of course, to most people's lack of taste, not Tom's lack of quality :))

  66. Ian Sinclair

    As Mr. Sanger said Captain Beefheart did it first and better. Great lyrics but sonically needs to differentiate from CB. TW can do better than this.

    David Lewis

    haha. That's silly.

    Ian Sinclair

    Anything for S&G.

  67. Artoo DeckU

    One of my favorites from this album.

  68. Gareth Wilkin

    9,000th thumb up for Mr Waits.

    norzipd

    Hey there HAL

    Nigel Bateman

    Gareth Wilkin ew

  69. Martey Cornog

    Sometimes life is a matter of knowing which bridge to cross and which to burn.

  70. ozma0032

    sometimes he reminds me of Captain Beefheart..

    Herpy McDerpface

    I don't doubt that's he's listened to Beefheart records in his day. I hate to say it, but he does it better than Vilet.

    Adonis Makris

    When his wife presented to him Captain' work, he got shocked and he told (later), that Beefheart's sound stays on your mind, like red wine's spot on your cloths!

    That experience changed the whole sound of his carrier

    It was early 80's ("Swordfish Trombones" and further)

  71. Cheshire Priest

    wtf when did i write that

  72. fl366

    Amazing!

  73. 666lonelyboy

    Such a great unique artist,I love the lyrics to this song.

  74. Cheshire Priest

    mxc³[email protected] cyrus

  75. Neon Groves

    Very reminiscent of Captain Beefheart...

    Lisa O. Davis

    But WAY better!

    Zac Millions

    I am still late to the Captain Beefheart party. But at least I am trying to catch up.

  76. Lisa O. Davis

    As always, the greatest!

  77. Neuro Hack

    This reminds me so much of NBC's Hannibal and Will characters!

  78. Hogash TV

    You’re the head on the spear
    You’re the nail on the cross
    You’re the fly in my beer
    You’re the key that got lost
    You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
    You’re mother superior in only a bra
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the hat on the bed
    I’m the coffee instead
    The fish or cut bait
    I’m the detective up late
    I’m the blood on the floor
    The thunder and the roar
    The boat that won’t sink
    I just won’t sleep a wink
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    No good you say
    Well that’s good enough for me

    You’re the wreath that caught fire
    You’re the preach to the choir
    You bite down on the sheet
    But your teeth have been wired
    You skid in the rain
    You’re trying to shift
    You’re grinding the gears
    You’re trying to shift
    And you’re the same kind of bad as me

    They told me you were no good
    I know you’ll take care of all my needs
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the mattress in the back
    I’m the old gunnysack
    I’m the one with the gun
    Most likely to run
    I’m the car in the weeds
    If you cut me I’ll bleed
    You’re the same kind of bad as me
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    Hogash TV

    @Lisa O. Davis just because not all the people in the world speak english and/or can understand all the words.

    Blue Spectrum

    I'm hard of hearing. all those years of HNW

    Arcane Knowledge

    Hogash TV I'm a bit hard of hearing, and I, for one, appreciate your writing the lyrics out. I couldn't make out all the words, a friend sent the song to me, but I couldn't understand it. And I can tell the"re detailed, but no specifics. I was really happy to see the lyrics here. Boy, he does have a one of a kind type of voice, doesn't he. And great lyrics!

    pakhrin sudhir

    Hogash TV I

    coreycox2345

    I like reading them, Lisa O. Davis. I love the poetry as much as the music and believe it stands alone. Although I am not hard of hearing, I was surprised the first few times that I went to Karaoke and saw song lyrics projected that I have had the words to almost every favourite song wrong for years. It was enlightening.

  79. Pat Bibb

    i ben DRINKUIN LOVREIT

  80. Chris Byrne

    God bless you Tom

  81. Emily Sikes

    voice so voluptuous

  82. John Shanley

    Reminds me of Kurt Cobain from In Utero days....

    John Shanley

    Oh my god. Your feelings ARE hurt. Hahaha. How do you get through life with people disagreeing with you? Does mommy dry your eyes for you?

    Chase Elder

    Cobain was a depressed junkie who got lucky because the 90s tolerated shitty abstract music.

    Taenia solium

    +John Shanley Sure this song might've come out after In Utero but Tom Waits has been around for longer than Nirvana. Still, to each his own.

    Lisa O. Davis

    +Dr. Whatever Yeah, Tom is incredible, and Kurt was Kurt, Both had talent, but Tom is just a tougher guy. No problem, we need not compare! If Kurt had hung around longer maybe he could have developed his talent more, too bad. Tom had his junk days also you know (from what I understand, but got past it)!

    John Shanley

    @Lisa O. Davis Very true! Happy New Year! :)

  83. Kris Graham

    I see where Modest Mouse got some inspiration now

    Clyde Nolet

    +Kris Graham Musically. Lyrically Tom Waits is worlds apart. This is about as advanced as Isaac gets. Head on the bed, coffin instead, fish and beat, detective up late.. it's lazy but the beat is good. Unfortunately lyrically this is what Modest Mouse aspires to 7/10 songs.

    Fernando Reyes

    Modest Mouse blows Tom Waits away.

    Zac Millions

    Fuck Modest Mouse and all the other derivative hipster fucktards.

    GrooveInYourOwnTime

    Hipster insincere bullshit

  84. Adriano Andrade

    #MESTREWAITS

  85. Dimitar Kardjilov

    he is the best

  86. laydee312

    we're all just the same bad.

    Brayan Miranda

    laydee312 that is most likely the intention, when he says, if you cut me I'll bleed, it's just because we are all humans, we are all bad.

  87. Cody Melton

    I love how Tom Waits has for some songs (this one included) a very cartoonist characteristic to his voice

  88. Leavemealoneabout Usingmyname

    death grips x tom waits collaboration when

  89. Sam747

    It sounds weird

  90. Ágnes Iványi

    <3 Tom Waits!

  91. Bruce Smith

    I just sat behind him in Gym.  He was a 12th grader, I was in 10th.  I would listen to him tell his buddy about visits to Tijuana the night before.  I was amazed!  I said not a word, just listened.  I am delighted he is so successful!  

    Bruce Smith

    +Lisa O. Davis  Close, Lisa.  Chula Vista is in Southern California, about 4 miles north of beautiful Tijuana, Mexico.

    divinefallfromgrace

    Did he speak like the Devil even then? :))

    Maxwell Fletcher-Beiers

    @divinefallfromgrace probably not. You listen to his early albums he sounds considerably more normal. He picked through years of cigarettes and whiskey

    Drew Fuller

    They had you guys sit in gym class? I think they were doing it wrong.

  92. Google PlusSucks

    This is fucking badass to the bone.

  93. BRIAN HAMILTON

    I, maybe like most people.  HEARD Tom before Iever saw a picture of him.   I always imagined him as a 60 to 70 something, old, worn out, beaten down, smokes, and drinks too much, backwoods, Lousiana, black water, swamp doggin', seen it all, musical genius, FULL OF SOUL, bluesman, that to my ear...   Was BLACK!!!   Boy was I shocked and amazed when I first saw the "Rain Dogs" Photos!!!!!!!!!   It's so amazing how one man with so many textures and tambres to his voice, can have so much SOUL, and EMOTION, and make you sob your eyes out by the end of one song, and thean laughing your ass off by the end of the next song.  Without having to change albums!!!   No greatest hits, or best of's to make that happen!!!   It happens on every album, and sometime within the same song!!!   Only Bob Dylan, could possibly hang!!!   I would love to see a friendly, on the spot song writing and imporv contest between the two!!!   That would be wickid awesome!!!

    nightjar

    You got some of that right. I never thought he was black, but a standout musical genius, YES. I think he's even beyond Dylan. He's the Hubert Selby of music.

    Joe O'Donnell

    Lmao same first heard 'warm beer cold woman' and thought he was black

    P247

    I became a fan of Tom Waits when he scared the hell out of me with 'Poor Edward', then melted my heart with 'Little Trip to Heaven'.

    Maxwell Fletcher-Beiers

    The album cover isn't him

    Tyler Keller

    @Maxwell Fletcher-Beiers that's what I was gonna say.

  94. Figen Atik

    "You're the same kind of bad as me"

  95. Yorik Jones

    just awefuckingsome!

  96. Christy Clyde

    "Bad As Me" or "How to proposal" :)

  97. Tres Salinas

    For all ya that blame trevon & M.Brown n all the other unarmed kids gunned down in america for being poor n brown ..just remember in the end you will go the cemetery where ya will all be THE SAME KIND AS BAD AS ME"

    "Bad As Me"

    You’re the head on the spear
    You’re the nail on the cross
    You’re the fly in my beer
    You’re the key that got lost
    You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
    You’re mother superior in only a bra
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the hat on the bed
    I’m the coffee instead
    The fish or cut bait
    I’m the detective up late
    I’m the blood on the floor
    The thunder and the roar
    The boat that won’t sink
    I just won’t sleep a wink
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    No good you say
    Well that’s good enough for me

    You’re the wreath that caught fire
    You’re the preach to the choir
    You bite down on the sheet
    But your teeth have been wired
    You skid in the rain
    You’re trying to shift
    You’re grinding the gears
    You’re trying to shift
    And you’re the same kind of bad as me

    They told me you were no good
    I know you’ll take care of all my needs
    You’re the same kind of bad as me

    I’m the mattress in the back
    I’m the old gunnysack
    I’m the one with the gun
    Most likely to run
    I’m the car in the weeds
    If you cut me I’ll bleed
    You’re the same kind of bad as me
    You’re the same kind of bad as me