Waits, Tom - Hell Broke Luce Lyrics




I had a good home but I left
I had a good home but I left, right, left
That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
I guarantee you’ll meet up with a suicide bomb
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin’ in the hole
Listen to the general every goddamn word
How many ways can you polish up a turd
Left, right, left, left, right
Left, right
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Left, right, left

What did you do before the war?
I was a chef, I was a chef
What was your name?
It was Geoff, Geoff
I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
I come down from the meth
So I slept, slept
I had a good home but I left, left
Pantsed at the wind for a joke
I pranced right in with the dope
Glanced at her shin she said nope
Left, right, left

Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
Get me another body bag the body bag’s full
My face was scorched, scorched
I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
Left, right, left

Can I go home in March? March
My stanch was a chin full of soap
That rancid dinner with the pope
Left, right, left

Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce
Hell broke luce

Boom went his head away
And boom went Valerie
What the hell was it that the president said?
Give him a beautiful parade instead
Left, right, left

When I was over here I never got to vote
I left my arm in my coat
My mom she died and never wrote
We sat by the fire and ate a goat
Just before he died he had a toke
Now I’m home and I’m blind
And I’m broke
What is next





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Waits, Tom Hell Broke Luce Comments
  1. Dr. Insanity

    Lyrics:

    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you'll meet up with a suicide bomb
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin' in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    Left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left
    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Geoff, Geoff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left
    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin she said nope
    Left, right, left
    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag, the body bag's full
    My face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left
    Can I go home in March? March
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the Pope
    Left, right, left
    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    And hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give him a beautiful parade instead
    Left, right, left
    When I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I'm home and I'm blind
    And I'm broke
    What is next

  2. Mad Max

    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you'll meet up with a suicide bomb
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin' in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    Left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left
    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Jeff, Jeff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left
    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin she said nope
    Left, right, left
    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag, the body bag's full
    My face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left
    Can I go home in March? March
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the Pope
    Left, right, left
    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    And hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give him a beautiful parade instead
    Left, right, left
    When I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I'm home and I'm blind
    And I'm broke
    What is next

  3. pedro a. cantero

    «Conviven en su garganta una melancolía imposible y retazos de terciopelo con un salvajismo indómito que reivindica en los momentos más inesperados. De ahí procede esa característica polaridad, entre el aullido y la ternura, entre la cristalina melodía y el chirrido de una tiza, entre la caricia y el navajazo»[*].

    [*] Isabel y Miguel López, Tom Waits El aullido de la vida, Madrid, La linterna sorda, 2019:237

  4. Ultranc Gaming

    r.i.p jeff luce

  5. Renato, the Nats

    Frank Castle as Thor in Punisher S01e01...

  6. Jake Dewrance

    Anyone here from Punisher

  7. Mad Titan

    Imma find a home for this 🔨

  8. evgenia dymchuk

    Fantastic

  9. Thomas Regan

    This song sucks

  10. Eric House

    Very good song.

  11. Lena Horton

    I feel like he may have been inspired by David Lynch. The visuals in this video seem very Lynchian. Which is great. I love it!

  12. Joseph Dotson

    "How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess, got their sorry asses stapled to a desk"

  13. Nathan Light

    Did he shit his pants while supposedly singing this song.. Kim did u have sex with him

  14. Nathan Light

    Terrible..hes growling like an animal..not singing..come on Kim

  15. Nathan Light

    OMG Kim how could you embarrass youself like that..trying sarcasm huh..well I will say..that absolutely sucks balls and actually I feel sorry for you and whoever likes that crap.. very sad..u proved my point

  16. monroeward

    Heart-rending.

  17. monroeward

    Tom Waits is the baddest of muthrfckrz everywhere.

  18. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    Rrrrrrrrrrrrt aaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha nnnnnnnnnnnmnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkb!)()($([email protected][email protected]$)$6!36!38

  19. David Vazquez

    👽🥂😍

  20. James D

    "I had a good home, but I left" ---that's where you done fucked up.
    "You strap on a gun and go struttin' around another man's country, you better be ready for some action, Jack....people are touchy about that sort of thing." --George Carlin.

  21. Jim Draven

    Fuck. Yes. Mr Waits kicking ass again. Art in its grittiest & perhaps truest form.
    R.I.P. Jeff Lucey, soldier, whose suicide note this song was based on. (Ty Kommando Marksman for letting us know that fact.)

  22. Daniel Bachmann

    Tom, it's all part of it!

  23. Michael Walter

    Coffee and cigs watch that it's funny with iggy pop

  24. Slav Mcblin

    What side of the internet am I on?

  25. Black X /Samurai Zackx

    ✖PUNUSHER 😄😄😄

  26. Joshua Brenner

    This man must've been punched in the throat a lot as a kid sounds like mumble rappers

    coulton elliott

    Joshua Brenner pretty sure he sounds like that because he is actually deaf witch can cause that kind of voice distortion

  27. Aygul Guliyeva

    I see where Bruno Mars got the idea from ...

  28. Abner James Wilkerson

    I come here when I can't get drunk or high and the anxiety, headache, or ringing in my ears won't go away.
    Then I think about punching a goddamn politician.

    Asura Syn

    Same. Too many people don't get that music isn't optional for some of us.

  29. Karison Alfaia

    Quem veio por causa de O Justiceiro?

  30. Alcedo B.

    I listened to this so many times and still shiver every time. One of the best songs ever written

  31. Gamers of the world

    "The ones responsible for this mess have there asses stapled to a God damn desk" sheesh that's intense....

  32. Nevan Slone

    Anyone know the poem by Jeff

  33. Jesus Cruz

    1;54😍😍😍😍idk why im so in love with that part

  34. guapo flaco

    He is definitely rapping

    Chris Porter

    Okay, stupid.

  35. th3 Joker

    Its my time to be the lyrics guy
    [Verse 1]
    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you’ll meet up with a suicide bomb
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 2]
    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin’ in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    And left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 3]
    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left

    [Verse 4]
    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Jeff, Jeff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left

    [Verse 5]
    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin, she said nope
    Left, right, left
    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag the body bag’s full
    And my face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left
    Can I go home in March? (March)
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the pope
    And left, right, left

    [Verse 6]
    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
    Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 7]
    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie, huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give 'em all a beautiful parade instead
    And left, right, left
    While I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I’m home and I’m blind
    And I’m broke
    What is next

  36. John

    Listening to this song make me want to smash someone using sledge hammer. argh!

  37. Scarfritz Angelraper

    i was searching 3 years just again for this awesome song. couldnt remember the rules!

  38. Kay Andrews

    This song is incredibly powerful once you actually know what it's about.
    I love the tone in it, but it's so depressing. Almost hard to listen to.

  39. studi0205

    How did this guy get famous with 0 vocal singing ability. I mean status talent wise, lower talent level than the worst rapper. The music is interesting at least.

  40. Sean Sullivan

    This is when you take the battered minds of our depressed, under-cared for veterans and add a tune... Interesting I like it

    Sean Sullivan

    well some of them.

  41. Jaidan Berry

    He is scary I don't like him >:(

    komix !!

    Jaidan Berry ok simple creature

  42. Ron Caraway

    Show this video to any Art School and it would close down, because Tom Waits sets the bar so high, who can compete.

  43. Fat Lad

    How many ways can you polish up a turd

  44. c spicer

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Luce

    Chris Porter

    Pretty sure this is the one

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/lucey/

  45. Tornado Productions

    Sounds like shit you’d hear in WW2 on a train trying to outrun a Messerschmitt knowing the next tunnel isn’t for another 5 miles

  46. MAXKILLER 215

    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you'll meet up with a suicide bomb
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin' in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    Left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left

    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Geoff, Geoff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left

    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin she said nope
    Left, right, left

    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag, the body bag's full
    My face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left

    Can I go home in March? March
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the Pope
    Left, right, left

    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    And hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give him a beautiful parade instead
    Left, right, left

    When I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I'm home and I'm blind
    And I'm broke
    What is next

  47. louisiana fast

    I came here from The Punisher and now I’m sad

  48. Its Grom

    This is trash

  49. Shawn Vinson

    watch this at 1.75x's speed, your welcome

  50. VEGETA

    Dude in the beginning I thought he had a good home and then he beat his wife equally with his rights and lefts lol

  51. Loopholes loopy

    Dude the sequel to up is looking pretty craaaazy!!!

  52. Trae Gray

    One batch

  53. Al Pesimo

    Holy shit fuck cock... Yes, The Punisher brought me here. And I'm living to regret it, like, right the fuck now.

  54. razofdead

    Love his voice.....
    If someone make songs about me... i hope he sang some (one can dream :( )

  55. Sceptic_G1050

    Tom waits had this song nothing like his others

  56. Ludovic

    [Verse 1]
    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you’ll meet up with a suicide bomb
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 2]
    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin’ in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    And left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 3]
    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left

    [Verse 4]
    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Jeff, Jeff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left

    [Verse 5]
    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin, she said nope
    Left, right, left
    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag the body bag’s full
    And my face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left
    Can I go home in March? (March)
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the pope
    And left, right, left

    [Verse 6]
    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
    Sergio’s developing a real bad cough
    And Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce

    [Verse 7]
    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie, huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give 'em all a beautiful parade instead
    And left, right, left
    While I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I’m home and I’m blind
    And I’m broke
    What is next

  57. Snowwarrior

    Semper fi Jeff. Rest well -Jim Luce

  58. Fuk Duk

    This guy would be a great metal singer

  59. Stefan Kovacevic

    Have to be honest this is pretty terrible

    I mean this is really terrible. Retire man please.

  60. Magno-Lazarus Barbora

    so the goat had a toke before he died?

  61. jolly

    The Song made me MAD. The Comments made me human again.
    This Song should be in John Wick.

  62. HeyitsTom

    What a unique voice.

  63. StuntcatTV

    If anyone can make a song like this sound the way it should, it's this rattling ol' fella.

  64. Hell Knight

    The punisher song🤣

  65. Hugh Mcaleer

    Rip my fellow veterans who gave there last full measure of devotion to this great country of ours

  66. HUNTER GAME

    #ThePunisher

  67. William Koka

    Well, he came home from the war with a party in his head,
    And an idea for a fireworks display.

  68. Flex It

    I bet hell die

  69. Roman Shreidder

    ДЯКУЮ пане ТОМ.

  70. Kara McEvers

    This song kills me but i cant stop listening to it. I love everything about it and the video

  71. rainbows

    Love and miss you!!

  72. Hakaro Joshii

    Big Russian Boss ты ли это? 0_o

  73. The Nadrod

    Fucking GOD

  74. What THE Hell

    Frank Castle....coming

  75. Sávio Walker

    CALL SING SHELLSHOCK.
    Smoking Snakes, Sir.

  76. Rogue Shadow

    The Punisher whacking those shits brought me here.

  77. Evan White

    I was literally sobbing at "I lost my buddy and I wept!"

    My penis is super super small, but

    Ok evan

  78. heavystarch100

    The backstory broke me. And it also fit with Frank Castle because he was also damaged by tragedy and war.

  79. Markku Manninen

    Just ab fabbalous.

  80. Peter Wesley Bastone

    great song....shared to the Netshows Radio "Program 170" Playlist on youtube

  81. Tommy True

    I used to be a big fan of "Tom Waits" now c/- Anti Records​ but got distracted and stopped listening for a few decades. I discovered this song just the other day. I've gotta say, this has pipped even, "Fuck it I Love You & The Greatest" by Lana Del Rey​ as my new albeit not so new (2011) favorite song. The music video isn't exactly lovely Lana eye candy but I like it in an awful sort-of-way so, Kudos Tom. You win my 2019 Deadly Music​ #ArtistsForTruth Deadliest Deadly for your 2011 song, "Hell Broke Luce" which is, I can't help but notice, the same year Prometheus was "apparently" dispatched by Samurai. So, 7 years belated perhaps but congratulations nevertheless!

  82. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    a damn parade of mascaras how about we dump bodies of Afghan in Irvine heads and Basque in victory war mongol the way we dumped Osama in the ocean

  83. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    wasnt Keith on this or another track show

  84. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    sir waits a lot feel me

  85. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    thank waits

  86. Ricardo Mañez Tabarez

    with a head and a stomach and a bag full of money what can I do plant a tree that grows loose fruit bitter taste my face wine army full of swine hey hey hey we form the group get back in the line and forget what you see until it's your turn play Russia roulette with a blind man and the hell broke loose hey hey hey albert boice bs bs bs Marsha fu k yall no war

  87. HUNTER GAME

    the punisher

  88. Bob Saggot

    I came here from the 1960’s

  89. Ronan FitzGerald

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9ZkYViEIsm yeah others...

  90. Happy Funtime

    This song was and is my life.

  91. Logrito

    This is really fits the Netflix punisher

  92. Vadim Unknow

    Мне нравится! Слушаю с удовольствием

  93. Bobobobi Bobobobo

    Very few people could Waits

  94. AirmanSoupaman

    This is a song but it’s a story. I’d hate to say this is incredible but this is a story of real events so idk how I feel.

  95. rootstockca

    I had a good home but I left
    I had a good home but I left, right, left
    That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf
    A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong
    I guarantee you'll meet up with a suicide bomb
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road
    You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin' in the hole
    Listen to the general every goddamn word
    How many ways can you polish up a turd
    Left, right, left, left, right
    Left, right
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess
    Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Left, right, left
    What did you do before the war?
    I was a chef, I was a chef
    What was your name?
    It was Geoff, Geoff
    I lost my buddy and I wept, wept
    I come down from the meth
    So I slept, slept
    I had a good home but I left, left
    Pantsed at the wind for a joke
    I pranced right in with the dope
    Glanced at her shin she said nope
    Left, right, left
    Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
    Get me another body bag, the body bag's full
    My face was scorched, scorched
    I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
    Left, right, left
    Can I go home in March? March
    My stanch was a chin full of soap
    That rancid dinner with the Pope
    Left, right, left
    Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    Sergio's developing a real bad cough
    And hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Hell broke luce
    Boom went his head away
    And boom went Valerie huh
    What the hell was it that the president said?
    Give him a beautiful parade instead
    Left, right, left
    When I was over here I never got to vote
    I left my arm in my coat
    My mom she died and never wrote
    We sat by the fire and ate a goat
    Just before he died he had a toke
    Now I'm home and I'm blind
    And I'm broke
    What is next

  96. shane brabham

    I love this shit!!!!!

  97. Josh G

    Just feeling the anger and rage in my vains