Waits, Tom - Raised Right Men Lyrics




There ain’t enough raised right men
It takes a raised right man to keep a happy hen
I said there ain’t enough raised right men

Heavens to murkatroid
Miners to coal
A good women can make a diamond out of a measly lump of coal
You need the patience of a glacier
If you can wait that long
Open up his window and admit it that you’re wrong

They’re ain’t enough raised right men
It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen

Mackey Debiasi
Was a complicated man
He quarreled with his woman
And she quarreled with her man
His head was just too thick
So she knocked out a tooth
He’s that lonely man on the Turnpike in the
Toll takers booth

They’re ain’t enough raised right men

Gunplay Maxwell and
Flat Nose George
Ice Pick Ed Newcomb
On a slab in the morgue
Flat Nose looked at Gunplay
And they all looked at me
With a good woman’s love we
Could have saved all three
And there ain’t enough raised right men
It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
There ain’t enough raised right men





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  1. ljswack

    You Bad Tom

  2. Alex Kolarsmith

    They made sure it wasnt mailed in kim! Thats for sure. Same with chicago on letterman.

  3. Reality Check

    The most original artist ever. God bless!

  4. Robin Moody

    Waits Jr. on Drums, Muddy Waters Son on Guitar, the rest of the Gang pretty badass, too! Love it!

  5. Robin Moody

    WADDACHUNE! I love that performance!

  6. Thunderforall *

    This song is a wake up call......

  7. D M

    Eargasm

  8. Tazz Hardwick

    Blues funk soul orgy!!

  9. Félix del Águila Puntas

    steve cropper on guitar?

  10. Callum Sutherland

    Amazing performance and all that, but that drummer's leg must hurt like a fucker.

  11. andrew james Bunting

    Lyrics
    There ain't enough raised right men
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    It takes a raised right man to keep a happy hen
    I said there ain't enough raised right men

    Heavens to murgatroyd
    Miners to coal
    A good women can make a diamond out of a measly lump of coal
    You need the patience of a glacier
    If you can wait that long
    Open up his window and admit it that you're wrong

    They're ain't enough raised right men
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
    I said there ain't enough raised right men

    Mackey Debiasi
    Was a complicated man
    He quarreled with his woman
    And she quarreled with her man
    His head was just too thick
    So she knocked out a tooth
    He's that lonely man on the turnpike in the toll takers booth

    They're ain't enough raised right men
    I said there just ain't enough raised right men
    It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
    I said there ain't enough raised right men

    Gunplay Maxwell and Flat Nose George
    Ice Pick Ed Newcomb on a slab in the morgue
    Flat Nose looked at Gunplay
    And they all looked at me
    With a good woman's love we
    Could have saved all three

    And there ain't enough raised right men
    Ain't enough raised right
    Ain't enough raised right
    Ain't enough raised right me
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    I said there ain't enough raised right men
    Where are the raised right men

  12. pearlynx1

    This could be the official theme of 2017. Also, Tom is God.

  13. Δημήτρης Κυριακούλης

    He reminds me Captain Beefheart...

  14. Elisabeth Rødahl Meese

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. SAMBA MACHINERY RECORDS

    ahahahahahahaah AWESOME LIKE ALWAYS HE IS

  16. S.R Woodward

    This almost seems like a heartattack & vine throwback/outtake

  17. Craig Hanson

    Don Van Vliet, Screamin' Jay, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Burroughs, and Cookie Monster...or anyone he meets, Tom can conjure up, channel, paint from memory an audible portrait that tells the story. He is spiritually connected to the center of a creative universe. Not the big shitty universe that we have to live in, Tom's universe is the cool one way out on the fringe.

  18. Baydzone

    My god!

  19. TOKYO TOY BASTARD

    Tom Waits ftw... suck my idck Jimmmy

    TOKYO TOY BASTARD

    yes...my idick

  20. SAMBA MACHINERY RECORDS

    INSANELY AWESOME
    TOM WAITS ROCKS

  21. kim pisarski

    Nobody can EVER accuse Tom Waits of mailing in a performance!

  22. Tyler Smith

    Gosh.. after all these years, Tom somehow made the amateurish mistake of this extremely cheesy organ riff.

    Steve Foresman

    says you..

    Tyler Smith

    So, bare with me, I teach music and I'm an experimental artist, and the first thing I made when I tried to get some new edge as a young 19 year old was this organ riff, and every one of my students, when they try to do the same, show me this organ riff as well. Not saying that you have to dislike the organ riff, we like what we like, and we'll only ever see shadows of why as they glance along the surface of the water, but when I say amateurish, it was based on a history of witnessing it in countless amateurs.

    Woodroffski

    So, bare with me, I teach music and I'm an experimental artist, and the first thing I made when I tried to get some new edge as a young 19 year old was this organ riff, and every one of my students, when they try to do the same, show me this organ riff as well. Not saying that you have to dislike the organ riff, we like what we like, and we'll only ever see shadows of why as they glance along the surface of the water, but when I say amateurish, it was based on a history of witnessing it in countless amateurs.

    Raskolnikov

    Maybe you should fly out there and give him some pointers on arrangement and composition. No doubt he'd see your songwriting skills and be all like, 'Gosh...'

    Erline Andrews

    The song overall is unique and creative. The lyrics are clever. The performance is captivating. You're dismissing all that and focusing on one possibly unoriginal thing? What a way to judge art.

  23. steve jaubert

    Sometimes i think tom waits thinks he is a geriatric james brown but just can't get that flow but he's a great act nonetheless not to mention the band's pretty darn eclectic.

    Arthur Renwick

    More like Howlin' Wolf & Screaming Jay Hawkins.

    Amber Sunshine

    He is many different characters in many different stories......

  24. Jose de dios

    intensity!!!!!! i love the guitarist behind!!!!! MUSICIANS!!

  25. Ralph Kuhn

    SAU GEIL....

  26. Steve Mattos

    I saw him perform this live at the Bridge School Benefit in 2013 with Les Claypool on bass. The show was nothing short of amazing.

    William Baxley

    Steve Mattos, please tell me there is footage of this event?

  27. Sean Burke

    there is someone in the audience who never heard of Tom waits, and they likely exploded the second he started singing

  28. wontlet youfly

    brilliant

  29. MoburgsMyHero

    my second favorite songwriter just behind the great Neil Young!

  30. ohanley100

    Is that Matt Guitar Murphy in the white hat???

    MrPernell27

    No, that's big bill morganfeild- aka muddy water's son

  31. Ulix Ulisse

    ditemi dove si può vedere un nero cosi preso..suonando con 5 bianchi,Fantastico !

  32. Felix Buiks

    the ghost of Captain Beefheart

    DISCOGOTHTHEJAZZFAN

    It is sort of frightening when Waits opens his mouth and Beefheart's yelps come out...

  33. Jacques-Ivan Duchesne

    hi po krrites noyeux joel

  34. Iain Clark

    that's how to do it

  35. RuleOfThrees

    WOW! Thats all I can say :)

  36. Shelia Chambers

    Love the message!!!! Keep it up Tom!!!

  37. Javier

    What a gang! TW, David Hidalgo, Muddy Waters´ 1st Son, Augie Meyers, too much-ness!

    Ringo Tiedemann

    +JavierTijuana And I guess the drummer is TWs son

    Earl Darnell

    Javier That couldn't be his first son, as Big Bill was born in '56 and Mud Morgan field was born in '54.

    Javier

    Yes, I had forgotten that post. And this guitar player is real good.

  38. Paul Warrillow

    wow, I'm getting the groove

  39. Máhr Péter

    The two guitar players in the background are my favourites. I imagine them as the faces of an anti-racism campaigne, I personally love it... :-)

    Arvid Sanzén Ekelund

    When both can dig it, race doesn't exist anymore :)

  40. Nella Crosiglia

    Tommasino mio!

  41. Shilo Rives

    :D ( %D )

  42. Bongo Fury

    The dude from LOS LOBOS on the TELE!!!
    BAD AS ME... the best TW in years!
    just MHO~

    LILA J

    @Bongo Fury 

    Dear fellow Waitsian....Please could you cast an eye over
    the new video by LILA J,A LETTER TO MR TOM WAITS.It is our wish that he gets to hear
    it, somehow.....someday.......somewhere.  
    Cheers!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQswTOxiAl8

  43. Layden Robinson

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

  44. 13crisis

    Que dire??? la classe supreme !!!

  45. bobblehead67

    You can see/hear all the James Brown that Waits saw/listened to in his teens on this performance

    Chris Armour Music

    this is way more muddy/howling wolf than it is james brown

  46. pretorious700

    If you don't like Waits, you just have shit for taste....period.

  47. Beyond The Shack

    tom waits is right about this song....amen!

    LILA J

    @Jack von Cider 

    Dear fellow Waitsian....Please could you cast an eye over
    the new video by LILA J,A LETTER TO MR TOM WAITS.It is our wish that he gets to hear
    it, somehow.....someday.......somewhere.  
    Cheers!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQswTOxiAl8

  48. INTJ24

    this is what my america looks like. stone cold!

  49. beanzy66

    He has lost nothing after all these years.
    extraordinary talent. Extraordinary guy.

  50. Jack's Film Orchard

    aint enough raised right men!

  51. LucidDream

    And it sounds to me like you only like things that are uncharacteristic and lack soul. If you're just going to dismiss Tom because of his voice, then that's just a shame. He has a big discography and he doesn't always sound like that...granted it's kind of his trademark in a way. I know people of all ages that love Tom. Maybe you should loosen up and give it a chance?

  52. Dacus Valachus

    Awwwwwwwwsoooooomeeeeeeeeee

  53. Carmine De Matteis

    tu, la dietro pensa a suonà la chitarra. che a cantà ce pensa tommy.

  54. Norbit CleaverHook

    ah ha ha ha ha

  55. Rsboots

    Well i wonder how you know how a dying walrus sounds and i bet your not a fuckin zoo veterinary.

  56. MountAnalogue

    I wish Tom Waits was on the radio.

  57. OTCmethod

    The dude sounds like a dying walrus

  58. Stephan Patterson

    Frikken awesome!

  59. verbotenco

    This is shit. I don't get it why the hell Steve Vai loves this person.

  60. Jack Williams

    STOP WITH THE RHYTHMIC CLAPPING, WHITE PEOPLE. Jesus, let the dude sing.

  61. OsakaMilkBar

    Big Bill Morganfield, muddy waters son!

  62. OlymPigs2010

    ....Tom has had an identity crisis... thats lasted 60 years!

  63. Unkle MeatHeart

    No one will ever be as bad as Tom Waits, or as good.

  64. GameBoyPL1991

    Who is that black guy on guitar? He's fucking awesome.

  65. randiddly

    You clearly weren't raised right sir.

  66. cpmingus1

    RAW like the mayor of income Tennesse

  67. turkeyladle

    nothing better!

  68. Gengis Khan

    I'm the same, I been hooked for a year now and I still love the music.

  69. Teratogenetics

    This band is RAW!

  70. notma53

    Isn't that Muddy Waters son on guitar ......

  71. ConsensusReality

    a Vox Continental

  72. fangmytreats

    didn't know ving rhames played guitar!

  73. Burma Shave

    bulllshit man

  74. GrooveInYourOwnTime

    Ok, go back to that dead thing they call rap

  75. southeasterner

    Bruce Willis ordering french fries at McDonalds

  76. ElGuachojkis

    That's awesome David Hidalgo on the other guitar

  77. emoedison

    I just don't understand how Augie Meyers can play the organ so simply -- like complete amateur levels of simplicity -- with such incredible skill and sense of rhythm that no one in the world can come close to copying him. He plays the same stupid simple little parts on every record, and he sounds ridiculously amazing doing it. Everything I learned in music school is apparently wrong.

  78. MrPernell27

    Damn good!!!! hope he goes on tour soon

  79. Jack's Film Orchard

    at least you have a good taste in classical..tom waits is classic.

  80. Jay Rash

    haha. worst taste in music ever, I guess.

    Tommy The Cat

    Jay Rash idiot

  81. Aiden Wylie

    Brian Sabean on guitar there.

  82. philipchek

    Since fourty years, sometime I think, ok this one now Tom will make his show... and each time he does something new, deep inside the roots. So long time and I'm still like a teenage fan.

  83. randomartist01

    Worst poster ever.

  84. Charlie Duende

    Absolutely ridiculously incredible and amazing!!!!!!

  85. smacktics

    Tom Waits is in the Rock and Roll hall of fame.... I shudder to think of the kind of music you probably enjoy...

  86. halk3n

    Totally bad ass.

  87. heavyonit

    Says the guy faving NECRO vids, Haha.

  88. Woolly Sammoth

    Don't get upset man. Whenever someone says they don't like Tom Waits' music what they are really saying is that they are too mentally inferior to like Tom Waits' music; you can't blame the stupid for being stupid, it's not their fault.

  89. Woolly Sammoth

    I think it's bill morganfield...who i think is Muddy Water's son...don't quote me on either of these two points though

  90. DIMEZELMOZFIRE

    wow, he,s "THA" MAN !! Period

  91. toad vine

    The ultimate performer!! The man is brilliant.

  92. The Black Page The Black Page

    This ladies and gentlemen is how to deliver a song!

  93. turkeyladle

    Amazing, its like he goes into a trance when he sings.

  94. Alpa Chinos

    the Clint Eastwood of music right there

  95. Oliver Dowling

    00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00
    ^ Free Replay Buttons ^

  96. lofod

    Fuck you.

  97. Dinsdale

    I think you just Biebered your Skrillex.

  98. pinetarsoap

    Yeah.... Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga = like waaayyyy better. Tottally.