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Tom Waits - Orphans Walk Away

  • ISRC:USEP40620113
  • Volume:1 of 3
  • Recorded:2006
  •  ©2006 Anti, Inc.

Lyrics

Dot King was whittled from the bone of Cain
with a little drop of poison in a red red blood
she needs a way to turn around the bend
she said I wanna walk away and start all over again

there are things I've done I can't erase
I wanna look in the mirror and see another face
I said never but I'm doin' it again
I wanna walk away and start over again

no more rain no more roses
on my way
slake my thirst in a cool cool pond

there's a widower in every place
there's a heart that's beatin' in every page
the beginning of it starts at the end
well it's time to walk away and start over again

weather's murder at a hundred and three
William Ray shot Cora Belle Lee
a yellow dog knows when he has sinned
you wanna walk away and start over again

no more rain no more roses
on my way
slake my thirst in a cool cool pond

Cooper told Molly the whole block's gone
they're dyin' for jewelry money and clothes
I always get out of the trouble I'm in
I wanna walk away and start over again

I left my bible by the side of the road
carved my initials in an old dead tree
I'm goin' away but I'm gonna be back when
it's time to walk away and start all over again

oh oh yeah
yeah
it's time to walk away
you gotta walk away
gotta walk away
just wanna walk away yeah
I wanna walk away and start over again
I wanna walk away
wanna walk away