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Tom Waits - Orphans On The Road

  • ISRC:USEP40620154
  • Volume:3 of 3
  • Recorded:2006
  •  ©2006 Anti, Inc.

Lyrics

Well I left New York
in nineteen forty-nine
to go across the country
without a dad blamed dime
Montana in the cold cold fall
I found my father in a gambling hall

father father
where have you been
I've been out in the world
since I was only ten
father father
where have you been
I've been out in the world
since I was only ten

don't worry about me
about to die of pleurisy
cross the Mississippi
cross the Tennessee
cross the Niagara
home I'll never be
home in old Medora
home in ol' Truckee
Apalachicola
home I'll never be

for better or for worse
or thick and thin
I've been married to the little woman
god he loves me
like I love him
I want you to do
just the same for him
well the worms eat away
but don't worry
watch the wind

so I left Montana
on an old freight train
the night my father died
in the cold cold rain

rode to Opelousas
rode to Wounded Knee
rode to Ogallala
home I'll never be
rode to Oklahoma
rode to El Cajon
rode to old Tehatchapi
rode to San Antone

hey hey

rode to Opelousas
rode to Wounded Knee
rode to Ogallala
home I'll never be
rode to Oklahoma
rode to El Cajon
rode to old Tehatchapi
rode to San Antone

home I'll never be