Waits, Tom - Cold Cold Ground (Live) Lyrics




Crest fallen sidekick in an old cafe
never slept with a dream before he had to go away
there's a bell in the tower
Uncle Ray bought a round
don't worry about the army
in the cold cold ground
now don't be a cry baby
when there's wood in the shed
there's a bird in the chimmney
and a stone in my bed
when the road's washed out
they pass the bottle around
and wait in the arms
of the cold cold ground
cold cold ground
there's a ribbon in the willow
and a tire swing rope
and a briar patch of berries
takin over the slope
the cat'll sleep in the mailbox
and we'll never go to town
til we bury every dream in
the cold cold ground
cold cold ground
gimme a Winchester rifle and a whole box of shells
blow the roof off the goat barn
let it roll down the hill
the piano is firewood
times square is a dream
I find we'll lay down together in the cold cold ground
cold cold ground
cold cold ground
call the cops on the Breedloves
bring a bible and a rope
and a whole box of rebel
and a bar of soap
make a pile of trunk tires
and burn 'em all down
bring a dollar with you baby
in the cold cold ground
cold cold ground
take a weathervane rooster
throw rocks at his head
stop talking to the neighbors
til we all go dead
beware of my temper
and the dog that I've found
break all the windows in the
cold cold ground
cold cold ground





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Waits, Tom Cold Cold Ground (Live) Comments
  1. Steve Bibeau

    True icon

  2. Oliver Devine

    Random little interesting point, at 1:02 you can see him pause and wait for the beat of a tuned drum before continuing, actually much more precise gigging than you might have assumed

  3. LSD25

    Beauty ...

  4. Ped Xing

    "....the piano is firewood....."

  5. Robert Hendrickson

    Really though nobody does it better. Absolute legend.

  6. suzy1967

    Marvelous

  7. George

    Crest fallen sidekick in an old cafe
    Never slept with a dream before he had to go away
    There's a bell in the tower Uncle Ray bought a round
    Don't worry about the army in the cold cold ground
    Cold cold ground, cold cold ground, cold cold ground
    Now don't be a cry baby when there's wood in the shed
    There's a bird in the chimney and a stone in my bed
    When the road's washed out they pass the bottle around
    And wait in the arms of the cold cold ground
    The cold cold ground, the cold cold ground, cold cold ground
    There's a ribbon in the willow there's a tire swing rope
    And a briar patch of berries takin' over the slope
    The cat'll sleep in the mailbox and we'll never go to town
    Til we bury every dream in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    Gimme a Winchester rifle and a whole box of shells
    Blow the roof off the goat barn let it roll down the hill
    The piano is firewood, times square is a dream
    I find we'll lay down together in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    Call the cops on the Breed loves, bring a bible and a rope
    And a whole box of rebel and a bar of soap
    Make a pile of trunk tires and burn 'em all down
    Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    Take a weather vane rooster throw rocks at his head
    Stop talking to the neighbors til we all go dead
    Beware of my temper and the dog that I've found
    Break all the windows in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground
    In the cold cold ground, in the cold cold ground

  8. ludlow 889

    My favorite version of my favorite Tom Waits song.

  9. евгений никитин

    Уильям Фолкнер и Фёдор Достоевский где-то рядом...

    coreycox2345

    ... В холодной холодной земле.

  10. Joël Casséus

    ... this is a song about a little man... who lives in a little house...

  11. Charles Todd

    got me through more than one decade

  12. Eva A

    God bless all our crooked little hearts.

    Paweł Małecki

    What do u mean "crooked" Eva ? :)

  13. Starshine13

    true artist.... listening to his music is home

    Paweł Małecki

    that's true :)

  14. José Luis Álvarez Paniagua

    Tom es un compositor y cantante excepcional cuando quiere claro esta.

  15. Mariusz Olszewski

    Tom is so exceptional that his songs can be performed only by him himself.

    Wolff Alterman

    Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles will all be happy to give back a million bucks, now that they know.  The Ramones, Joe Bonamassa, Neko Case, Lucinda Williams and the Nevill Brothers all send their apologies.

  16. Victor Lutes

    Heard this once on CBC radio in New Brunswick and been hooked on Tom Waits ever since.

    Nicholas Tutino

    Victor Lutes New Jersey? I thought that town was destroyed and rebuilt with a different name.

  17. Jose María Taberna

    Nadie como él...

  18. patricia cordingley

    classic poet.

  19. Cheyne Heaton

    Tom Waits is my idol