Waits, Tom - I'm Still Here Lyrics




You haven't looked at me that way in years
You dreamed me up and left me here
How long was I dreaming for
What was it you wanted me for

You haven't looked at me that way in years
Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
Someone turn the lights back on
I'll love you til all time is gone

You haven't looked at me
That way in years
But I'm still here





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  1. funkbob

    tis a lovely tune

  2. Saul Japuntich

    Thank you, Tom.

  3. Mindrolling

    Very reminiscent of The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan.

  4. bruce allen

    just like Morrison and Hendrix.there will never be another tom waits.catch him while you can.been a fan for many years.and im still here.his music just keeps getting better.

  5. Mati Ziomuś

    It's night. I sit on my old chair behind my house and watching grass, trees, stars... and this beautiful song come to my ears...

  6. Mati Ziomuś

    Jim Jarmusch
    Tom Waits
    Roberto Begnini
    John Lurie
    ...

  7. ERIC CISNEROS

    Melissa R.

    I hope this message finds you in good spirits. I wrote you a thousand times but never had the courage to send it. I want you to know that my heart hasn't forgotten about you. My imagination escapes me and I find myself thinking of you.I wonder if you are ok, who has taken my place & if you are happy.I know we've traveled down this road many times and it didn't work but you are always a memory away. The what if's and what could have been haunt me.....

    Janice Ward

    You should put that to music..Its beautiful..!!

    ERIC CISNEROS

    @Janice Ward thank you..

    Janice Ward

    @ERIC CISNEROS you are welcome and i still havel the same opinion...You are very Waitsian...!!

  8. mybuck4

    This song speaks to me. "I'm still here".

  9. Marcel.

    Warm as hell, it's just an amazing track. The album is one of my favorites from him also

  10. RetroRanger

    Fun Fact: The Youtube code for this is "iLB0VEUerBY"

    iLB0VEU

    i love u

    <3

    Jose Antonio Davila

    Good point! So good.

  11. Alex

    There's this story about how Judd Apatow was going to use this song in a movie (end 2nd act sort of thing) and he reluctantly removed it from the final cut because it was too much, too sad and they feared people wouldnt recover. They were right.

    kjshoem

    greatest story ever

  12. blueconversechucks

    What was it you wanted me for

  13. Janice Ward

    You dreamed me up and left me here...!!

  14. Tuan Jim

    Crying like a baby listening to this. Oh, the mistakes and regrets that pile up in a lifetime.

  15. Susan Ritchie

    giant sigh

  16. hulazen69

    I can't help it. I love Tom.

  17. Nella Crosiglia

    and i'm waitin' for you

  18. Alice Zoller

    "I'm Still Here"

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    You dreamed me up and left me here
    How long was I dreaming for
    What was it you wanted me for

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
    Someone turn the lights back on
    I'll love you til all time is gone

    You haven't looked at me
    That way in years
    But I'm still here, Alice

  19. Bubureli Ellie

    here we are again..

  20. mmiaxx2002

    I'm a ghost. Existed once, then

  21. Shelley Bendon

    This song cuts deep in my heart and tears flow

  22. Clockworkz

    Please come back to me, Amanda.

    I still love you. I'm still in love with you. I know I've done some lousy things in the past, but it took us splitting up to know what I need to do. I've been selfish and self-centered, and every night I think to myself how I should have changed for the better. I'm older and wiser now, and I promise to keep your heart and soul safe for many years if you'll have me.

    I don't care who reads this. I just need to get it off my chest.

    I love you.

    J Triay

    Hey Michael, at least you'll always have Trevor.

    RetroRanger

    Clockworkz here. Different account for gaming stuff. I gave her my love letter tonight. I hope to god she understands. Crossing my fingers.

    Nonaide

    I hope you both move on. Getting back into old relationships has a tendency to make us regress into being the same old shitty, selfish person we were the first time around, unfortunately.

    D M

    So... tell us what happened. We all need hope... of reconciliation or redemption

    Janice Ward

    I hope it worked out for you...!

  23. WOUTER JOYCOMPANY.ORG

    DEAR BROTHER I NOW THIS MUST BE STRAINS WAY OF ASKE WE WIL BE BETER AND FRIENDS AND BROTERS TO NOBODY EVER ASKE ME TISE WAY AND IAM A FAN OF YOURS IT WIL BE FINE JUST FINDING LINES IN MY LIVE AND BACK ROUND GOIN FOR THE BIG CATS TO BE AT LIVE IN LOVE THANK YOU FOR THISE YOUR WELCOME MABY I BECOME A RABITE IN MINE HOLE TO LIVING WOUTER JOANNES

  24. mybuck4

    Love love love this song.

  25. Kevin Beal

    Just great artist ,He is one of kind ,just love him,,C

  26. Matyas Marek

    The violin at the beginning is so oh so magical.

  27. Ines A

    Perfection 💖💞

  28. John Gulliver

    well i guess its time to go my love !!

  29. Nikita Leon

    Look back at me Juhani! Im still here!!" Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
    Someone turn the lights back on
    I'll love you til all time is gone

    You haven't looked at me that way in years..! "

  30. Janice Ward

    I'm in heaven when I listen to Tom...

    Janice Ward

    @Large CupSize its great though...!!

    Janice Ward

    The Best..!!

  31. Tango Sensual

    . . .waiting , all waiting for those moments , those eyes , this intimacy

  32. Janice Ward

    thank god you're still here tom,you make me feel whole again....love, love....🌟🌟

  33. jcc4tube

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    You dreamed me up and left me here
    How long was I dreaming for
    What was it you wanted me for

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
    Someone turn the lights back on
    I'll love you til all time is gone

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    But I'm still here

  34. TheRestfulwind

    A perfect end to my day and introduction to some sleeping dreams~

  35. bluestudio67

    He paints his words with sound. Somehow Tom's music leaves me feeling like a better version of myself... which is very cool.

  36. E Mendez

    Gets me everytime.

  37. Patrick Killpatrick

    Terrific : vade retro satana...

  38. David Christy

    What a great song, but its too short, I could listen to that for hours

    Cat Mom Shop

    +David Christy the definition of a good song is "leave them wanting more"

  39. Edith Cabrera

    this song makes me cry.

  40. schnook11

    This song is so achingly beautiful, and composed so well. The slow way the music and lyrics play off each other. So simple and heartfelt. A plea for love, without blame or anger, just a reminder. It's so beautiful.

  41. Art Schaerer

    god damn genius ..

  42. janice ward

    I'm still here.!! I adore tom..!!

  43. mick bee

    Best ever. Or at least the most beautiful.

  44. janice ward

    Love tom his words are from the depth of his soul..!!

  45. Janice Ward

    Tom I always look at you that way and listen to you in the very same way!how can I resist....

  46. 6TheLastBroadcaster6

    Sounds like it's being sung by a teddy bear. And it's like a lullaby, too, so it fits.

  47. Umayyra Ann

    Hauntingly beautiful!!

  48. francois berthiaume

    raw, yet emotional! love it.

  49. Julien Latour

    Tx so much Waits!!

  50. Ellen Baartmans

    te leuk toch gewoon

  51. William Thompson

    This is just beautiful. Tom Waits can be so ragged and brusque in his music, but this cuts right to the soul.

    Rudis Jones

    absolutely..

  52. Gwen Aldridge

    oh oh oh. an early marriage.  an early divorce.  and Tom waits wrote the sound track to everything.

  53. Obsadian Smiles

    And then I found myself sitting around in this chair. Coming across with memories, pieces of my life. Oh you, Mr. Waits. You sure know where to hit x)

    LlamasOnMySofa

    I logged in to vote you up. Yes. Your answer is my answer. x

    Obsadian Smiles

    Oh, well. It's nice to know that there are people who have the same thoughts as me!

  54. Nat Bite

    Just beautiful.

  55. andy7385

    Tom Waits is a mate of The Great Man, Keith Richards. If he's good enough for Keef, he's good enough for me. Beautiful song. Says it all in two short verses. Any more would have been unnecessarily indulgent.

  56. gypsytheif

    This music brings me back to myself

  57. Paul S

    totally well put, i agree

  58. çeçen uğur

    bu adam tam anlamıyla mükemmel.

  59. WhatWentWrong22441

    Everything was going so well and then I looked at your channel name.

  60. Cato

    That's a bit hypocritical. People judge Marilyn Manson for his appearance - claim he's a Satanist, a pervert - obviously that's not true. But you judge Tom Waits for what he looks like?

  61. Robert White

    Why do you hate White children so much that you DEMAND the countries built for them centuries ago be given to 3rd Worlders ?
    The attempt to destroy, in whole or in part, EVERY White country through 3rd World immigration and 'assimilation' is GENOCIDE
    'Anti-racist' is a codeword for Anti-White

  62. BlackDynomight

    Half the length of the average song, but infinitely better.

  63. LucidDream

    Have probably commented more than once, but I can't help myself...this is pure magic. Tom Waits is a gift to us all.

  64. Billy Barton

    That maybe quite possible. It reaches down deep inside doesn't it?

  65. bo joel borsholt

    HEY STEFAN ARE YOU WAITSED? OR HOW COME I NEVER HERE FROM YOU MY GOOD OLD FRIND?

  66. niallkennedy23

    right-on!

  67. Mysoundproofwalls

    The fact that there was an advert for Demi Lovato before this masterpiece of a song is insulting.

  68. Ivo Wilson

    this song is in David gilmour's top 8 songs. now i know why.

  69. lordxeras

    It's perfect. It's incredible. This song expresses more in less than two minutes than most songs can in a full five minutes. I could listen to it for hours

  70. Billy Barton

    The song is perfect because it is that short.

  71. Billy Barton

    Possible, at least in this moment.

  72. Shalderave

    Boy, I bet you feel stupid now.

  73. RainbowRumpusCast

    I guess this is about what you search for in a person. I search for company and he offers it. If you search for the good, then it depends on your definition of good if you find it in him. All I can say is that what you have just said... I wouldn't care if it was true. When I listen to him I have the feeling that someone is actually communicating with me, I am entertained and comforted. It's all I ever asked for.

  74. RJS

    This song brings tears to my eyes... It's just so beautiful and moving.

  75. MrArchicon

    This brings me back when I was a kid . It was night and I was walking with my mom home from shopping and then I saw this man under the dim street light .To this day that scene has a big influnce on me and I really don't know why .I think all of us can find some chunks of our childhood in tom waits music...

  76. zenshinzenrei

    I'm not one for hyperbole but this is the best song ever written.

  77. TAKIS takis

    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    You dreamed me up and left me here
    How long was I dreaming for
    What was it you wanted me for
    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
    Someone turn the lights back on
    I'll love you 'til all time is gone
    You haven't looked at me that way in years
    But I'm still here

  78. Swordfishstick

    How about finding out rather than making assumptions and judging on appearances? Tom Waits is married with three kids, and hasn't had a drink in nearly two decades. Done charity work, and writes music with his wife. A very well adjusted family man, with a great sense of humor and a flair for theatre, and creating characters with his music, through his lyrics, his style, and his stories.

  79. raystinsky

    I know.

  80. raystinsky

    I am a spinach.

  81. nomadicification

    As a Time Lord, I take offense at this.

  82. Mario Piluso

    Genius is who says in 4 words what others say in 5.

  83. GuitarKing287

    and yet, it's perfect as short as it is. he says so much in so little. simplistically perfect.

  84. Rūta Kačinskaitė

    this song is too pefect to be that short

  85. Diego Morales

    this punched me right in the feels

  86. MicrocebusRufus1

    Tom Waits should live forever. With his endless genius, world would b evolving towards the right direction. It's all about love, trust and forgiveness :-) I love you human beings :-)

  87. firefoxerika

    He's actually done stuff for charity. Look it up. He's married so I doubt he needs prostitutes. And as for the drinking, what's that saying about not throwing stones? Everyone has their qualms, as long as he can function and keep making beautiful music, who cares if he drinks?

  88. Edith Cabrera

    Hermosa...

  89. Mastodon811

    This. A thousand times this.

  90. Tyler Smith

    Came alive in someone elses dream. Perfect hell.

  91. SepuGaming

    This is, officially, one of David Gilmour's favourite songs. See the apreciation between giants of music :)

  92. iiwatcher

    ...And that's why you're not a song writer. Now go to your room, turn the lights off and stay there.

  93. iiwatcher

    Beautiful.

  94. iiwatcher

    Nope. He's lived a good life. You're just a hater because you're a loser. Drown in your jealousy.

  95. Mulberryspark

    It's "on". It's in the official lyrics book.

  96. PCN023

    I get the rhyme thing. But turning the lights back off actually makes more sense, the lights are on and he's found him self alone, she's gone.

    All the lyric sources i checked use 'off' as well.

    Justine Stevens

    PCN023 or, he is pleading for someone to turn the light back on, as in “come back, the light of my life”.