Waits, Tom - Poncho's Lament Lyrics




Well the stairs sound so lonely without you
And I ain't maid my bed in a week
Coffee stains on the paper I'm writing
And I'm too choked up inside to speak
And Yes, I know our differences pulled us apart
Never spoke a word heart to heart
And I'm glad that you're gone
But I wish to the lord that you'd come home
And I'm glad that you're gone
Got the feeling so strong
And I'm glad that you're gone
But I wish to the lord that you'd come home
Well my guitar still plays your favorite song
though the strings have been outta tune for some time
Every time I strum a cord, I pray out to the lord
That you'll quit your honkey-tonkin' sing my song
And I'm glad that you're gone
Got the feeling so strong
And I'm glad that you're gone
But I wish to the lord that you'd come home
So I'll throw another log onto the fire
And I'll admit I'm a lousy liar
As the coals die down and flicker
I hear that guitar picker
Play the song we used to sing so long ago
I'm glad that you're gone
Got the feeling so strong
And I'm glad that you're gone
But I wish to the lord that you'd come home
And I'm glad, damn glad you're gone
Got the feeling so strong
And I'm glad that you're gone
But I wish to the lord that you'd come home





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Waits, Tom Poncho's Lament Comments
  1. Willyblues Senkiwsky

    My Version. Solo only Blues Harp. This is last vese

    Baby, remember waking up this side of dawn? (Harp)

    To your questions my answer was always a yawn. (Harp)

    I’m you’re glad you’re gone, it’s hard to admit, but I Wish You’d Come Back Home!!! (Harp to Close)

  2. もりこよ

    褪せない神曲

  3. Jill Althage

    Wow, I love that one too! Tom Waits, one of my favorites!

  4. Lucas Ortiz

    What is the meaning of this phrase?:
    But I wish to the lord that you'd come home

    Lucas Ortiz

    No me den bola, ya entendí.

    Eddie Hewett

    He's praying that she'll come home, since they aren't together anymore and he misses her.

    pecne

    you can't live with that woman, but you also can't live without her.

    Beastin Thesky

    "Wish to the lord" implies a prayer to God. He prays to God that his lover will return.

  5. metallica fan

    Just got this album a few weeks back and I can't stop listening ta it...and ta be honest I only heard of him a year ago...I don't know how I have went that long without knowing him...I will be buying more of his albums...and the best thing about it is I stumbled across him...makes the find even better

    Chad Porter

    metallica fan i wish i was a tom waits virgin like you

  6. Concierge Connection

    Beautiful song,
    Lets show respect for such things, 
    Thank you Tom for so much 

  7. alberts1985

    Smoke smoke smoke on that Colombian Gold

  8. Not Named

    This song makes me wish I was on Crack... So that I wouldn't be thinking about this shit instead.

    Chad Porter

    Timothy Ryan fuck off crack head

    Manitoulin Life

    You have no taste

  9. presbytis

    how often is it that one hears a song that brings out the complexity of a love-gone-wrong

  10. Halldór Marteinsson

    Mixed feelings here. I resent the Early Years albums because I know Tom never wanted that material released but I just can't help loving the majority of the songs on those albums anyway.

  11. Frances Munoz

    great song haven't heard songs from this album in a long time

  12. BrittanytheVampireSlayer

    Suchhh*

  13. BrittanytheVampireSlayer

    @mdhattem Just got it on vinyl from amazon... So an amazing experience.

  14. Michael Hattem

    His whole catalogue is artistically sophisticated but this volume of The Early Years is the most moving experience I've ever had listening to ta Tom Waits record.

  15. Gar Mc Stravick

    And I'm glad that you're gone love it

  16. rrtodd95

    I was singing this song and playing my guitar and my wife thought I wrote this song.

    I looked at her like she was on crack, I wish I had written this song. Tom is a genius, the most under-appreciated musician/songwriter of the last 40 years.

  17. dudshumane

    Love it.