Waits, Tom - New Year's Eve Lyrics




The door was open I was seething
Your mother burst in it was freezing
She said it looks like it’s trying to rain
I was lost I felt sea sick
You convinced me that he’d left
You said keep talking but don’t use any names
I scolded your driver and your brother
We are old enough to know how long you’ve been hooked
And we’ve all been through the war
And each time you score
Someone gets hauled and handcuffed and booked

It felt like four in the morning
What sounded like fire works
Turned out to be just what it was
The stars looked like diamonds
Then came the sirens
And everyone started to cuss

All the noise was disturbing
And I couldn’t find Irving
It was like two stations on at the same time
And then I hid your car keys
And I made black coffee
And I dumped out the rest of the rum

Nick and Socorro broke up
And Candice wouldn’t shut up
Fin he recorded the whole thing
Ray he said damn you
And someone broke my camera
And it was New Years
And we all started to sing

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne

I was leaving in the morning with Charles for Las Vegas
And I didn’t plan to come back
I had only a few things
Two hundred dollars
And my records in a brown paper sack

I ran out on Sheila
Everything’s in storage
Calvin’s right I should go back to driving truck

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne





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Waits, Tom New Year's Eve Comments
  1. Shana Badr

    I hated Lorraine still do

  2. mmdehnmm

    Happy New year Tom

    2020

    Thank you 😢

  3. TheKongus

    New fucking year, new empty bottles! Whoooooo!

  4. hellofromcarcosa

    Happy New Year!

  5. Amber Stout

    Happy New Decade!!!

  6. Travis Williams

    Happy 2020!!!!

  7. Ragnar!

    Back at it again baby

  8. Anna Spann

    It's that time of year, folks. Hello there, 2020.

  9. cr m

    welcome back, friends. tell someone you love them tonight.

  10. Lazar Gorenc

    No one would ever sing Auld lang syne better.

  11. Raskolnikov

    Happy 2020 guys.

  12. Hazy Cosmic Jive

    Happy 2019, love one another

  13. Justin Haskins

    Happy New Year Tom!

  14. Justin Haskins

    Happy New Year 2019! ~

  15. critical of onions

    Its a Tom Waits type of morning. Good start to a new year...

  16. cr m

    calvin's right, i should go back to driving trucks

  17. Lolly Lolita's Man

    Saffy Sassy Saffy.....Happy New Year's Eve 2018.....and Super Love and Best Wishes for 2019 !! xox 118 xox xox Thank You for loving Me for over 40 years !! xox 118 xox You are My precious Princess Saffy Lolita xox 118 xox Big Love and Thanks with Your favourite hot kisses and gentle playful spanks xox 118 xox I truly love and adore You My Naughty Little Lolly Lolita xox xox 51-67-78-18-118 xox xox xox xox xox xox xox xox xox xox xox xox

    Strapper's Girl

    Happy New Year to you, my darling Strapper, all the way from NZ. Hopefully I'll be back on the phone to you very soon! Loving you forever and always xxx

  18. Art in heart

    Just sweet❗❗

  19. Anna Spann

    Goddamn it, Candice

  20. Bobert

    :-) :-(

  21. RACHCEL MORLEY

    Love him ..... marvin bros....

  22. R Setarium

    Happy New Year everybody. a wish for a good year for all in 2018.

  23. Amirhossein Firozi

    Can't explain how much I love this song. So beautiful so nostalgic

  24. Dung Nguyen

    The door was open I was seething
    Your mother burst in it was freezing
    She said it looks like it’s trying to rain
    I was lost I felt sea sick
    You convinced me that he’d left
    You said keep talking but don’t use any names
    I scolded your driver and your brother
    We are old enough to know how long you’ve been hooked
    And we’ve all been through the war
    And each time you score
    Someone gets hauled and handcuffed and booked

    It felt like four in the morning
    What sounded like fire works
    Turned out to be just what it was
    The stars looked like diamonds
    Then came the sirens
    And everyone started to cuss

    All the noise was disturbing
    And I couldn’t find Irving
    It was like two stations on at the same time
    And then I hid your car keys
    And I made black coffee
    And I dumped out the rest of the rum

    Nick and Socorro broke up
    And Candice wouldn’t shut up
    Fin he recorded the whole thing
    Ray he said damn you
    And someone broke my camera
    And it was New Years
    And we all started to sing

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne

    I was leaving in the morning with Charles for Las Vegas
    And I didn’t plan to come back
    I had only a few things
    Two hundred dollars
    And my records in a brown paper sack

    I ran out on Sheila
    Everything’s in storage
    Calvin’s right I should go back to driving truck

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne

    Lindsay Parrish

    Paul hogan

    Martin ireland

    Thanks for that.Classic

    Shane Leuthold

    Genius lyrics

  25. Shane Leuthold

    Best New Year's Eve song ever. Thanks Mr. Waits.

  26. BuzzySatcho

    Happy New Years Eve, everyone. Cheers

    BlakouttheMM

    Happy new year's!

  27. merlot

    still can't find irving

    iam clapclap

    He ran out the back when the police arrived.

  28. Michael Elmquist

    Happy New Year's Eve, folks

    cra3y toadstash

    Happy new years eve mate

  29. Ham Food

    love to all in 2017!

    Vojife

    And in 2018!

  30. Jose Daluz

    Tom Waits is the only only one, the best.

  31. Paul Dagesse

    Gotta nytt ar

  32. Erik Hertel

    Jeg vil gerne ønske alle et rigtig godt nyt år med Tom Waits nytårs sang . Han lyder godt nok som en der har tyvstartet løjerne.

    Henrik Carlsen

    Sådan har han vist lydt, siden sutten blev erstattet med Elefantøl og cigaretter.

  33. Tanika97

    Happy new years, everyone. 

  34. Roxy Barnaby

    nice tune

  35. Hechmi Belkacem

    أنت ربّ يا توم // نحن نحبك -- و الشيخ راشد يريد أيرك
    لا تتركني
    لا تنكني . أحب البوليتيكس-

  36. Joanne Blakeley

    Classic! :)

  37. losthighway84

    Calvin's right – I should go back to driving trucks.

  38. jason fifi

    it only takes me 1 or 2 beers to get drunk, sometimes it's the 7th, sometimes it's the 8th.

  39. melman

    Same time next year?

  40. fortheloveoftunes

    At least a nice mandolin .-)

  41. vilenecro

    At the stroke of midnight,January 1'st,2013,I'm going to play this song as loud as naturally possible,just to piss off the Mayans.

  42. MCSA210

    The man at his sullen best

  43. flowrt

    It looks like it´s tryin to rain...

  44. oisinallen

    This song defines New Years' Eve the same way Fairytale of New York defines Christmas Eve.

    Best track of the album, in my opinion.

  45. ceiderduck

    @fowlersboot oh yes....

  46. ceiderduck

    Stunning.

  47. Nahyan Imam

    top song

  48. Kevtron9000

    it begins now!!!!!! NEW YEARS EVE!!! let's do this waits

  49. Kristoffer Lance

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne.

  50. mr093242

    its so dramatic, so beautiful, so tom waits in every way! love this song

  51. Karen Woods Duffy

    For Joey with love xx

  52. 8nanagirl8

    great song

  53. Rahela

    new year's eves are so fucked up. always.

  54. saaneen

    consoling ... like a good bottle in a rainy night

  55. Otto Peter Boller

    The stars looked like diamonds
    Then came the sirens
    And everyone started to cuss

    I was leaving in the morning with Charles for Las Vegas
    And I didnt plan to come back
    I had only a few things
    Two hundred dollars
    And my records in a brown paper sack

  56. Samuel J Williams

    Love it