Waits, Tom - Last Leaf Lyrics




I’m the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won’t take me
I’m the last leaf on the tree

When the autumn wind blows
They’re already gone
They flutter to the ground
Cause they can’t hang on
There’s nothing in the world
That I ain’t seen
I greet all the new ones that are coming in green

I’m the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest but they wont take me
I’m the last leaf on the tree

They say I got staying power
Here on the tree
But I’ve been here since Eisenhower
And I’ve out lived even he

I’m the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest but they won’t take me
I’m the last leaf on the tree

I fight off the snow
I fight off the hail
Nothing makes me go
I’m like some vestigial tail
I’ll be here through eternity
If you want to know how long
If they cut down this tree
I’ll show up in a song

I’m the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest but they won’t take me
I’m the last leaf on the tree
I’m the last leaf on the tree
I’m the last leaf on the tree





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  1. galdylan

    Such a simple song but yet it’s so very deep in so many levels

  2. Jared Richard

    One of the most underrated artists of the past 40 years

  3. Shogui Love

    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    The autumn took the rest
    But they won’t take me
    I’m the last leaf on the tree

    When the autumn wind blows
    They’re already gone
    They flutter to the ground
    Cause they can’t hang on
    There’s nothing in the world
    That I ain’t seen
    I greet all the new ones that are coming in green

    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    The autumn took the rest but they wont take me
    I’m the last leaf on the tree

    They say I got staying power
    Here on the tree
    But I’ve been here since Eisenhower
    And I’ve out lived even he

    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    The autumn took the rest but they won’t take me
    I’m the last leaf on the tree

    I fight off the snow
    I fight off the hail
    Nothing makes me go
    I’m like some vestigial tail
    I’ll be here through eternity
    If you want to know how long
    If they cut down this tree
    I’ll show up in a song

    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    The autumn took the rest but they won’t take me
    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    I’m the last leaf on the tree
    I’m the last leaf on the tree

    Tom Waits: vocal,guitar,pump organ
    Keith Richards: vocal,guitar
    Marc Ribot: guitar
    James Whiton: bass

    Ref : http://www.tomwaits.com/songs/song/371/last_leaf/

  4. Blues Rain

    wonderfull!

  5. keaten reviews

    tomthony waitstano you POS

  6. Louise Tapp

    Played at my nans funeral ♡

    Paweł Małecki

    God bless her soul

  7. David Heap

    Now there's the one to have played as the curtain closes before your coffin....

    Hans de Neijs-Gouw

    Yep, I am considering it instead of Time from Rain Dogs

  8. mwaddisfilms

    only Tom waits could make you tear up about a leaf

  9. alberts1985

    light Green buddy

  10. VORFAS

    Rock is not dead, thanks TOM!!!!!

  11. keefriff99

    Heatbreaking song...Keith and Tom together...nothing could be better!

  12. Amy Grindhouse

    i tattooed this lyrics into my skin - and i feel fine...

  13. PathosDistanz

    Richards is on Rain Dogs (Union Square, etc.), too, and Bone Machine (That feel), and Waits plays piano on Dirty Work, so him and Keith have been runnin' 'bout for some time.

  14. dave lastman

    @Mrveendam where did you meet him?

  15. dave lastman

    @sasha64 yes it certainly is

  16. Rational Vagabund

    Happy Birthday Tom, here's to many more :)

  17. John Brown

    I'm the last nut.

  18. Mick Richards

    The grand fathers of rock & Roll !! love both .Met Keith last April .Still the coolest cat on earth !!

  19. sasha64

    Is this Keith Richards singing back-vocals? Or I'm nuts?

    Alexander Michalik

    It is ;)

  20. bacardi119

    @woodsmall1 LUCKY YOU!

  21. alberts1985

    good ol sesh music

  22. donna woodsmall

    Tom,saw you in Santa Cruz in late 70's(?) Boyfriend dragged my ass to the DelMar Theater. You were awsom coming on stage scrawny in a black suit, hat, smoke all around your head and you have been my musical hero ever since...When I go out and go up to a jukebox..your the first..and everyone gos oh no not Tom Waits...PS your "cousin"(?) owns corner bar from my house (Corner Pocket) Love You Darlin..

  23. dave lastman

    wonderful...love it...especially keith