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Kentuchy avenue

by Tom Waits


Eddie graces buick got 4 bullet holes in the side
charley delislesittin´ at the top of an avacado tree
mrs storml stab you with a steak knife if you step on her lawn
i got a half pack of lucky strikes man come along with me
lets fill our pockets with macadamia nuts
then go ever to bobby goodmansons
and jump off the roof

hilda plays strip poker
and her mamas across the street
joey narinsky says she put her tongue in his mouth
dicky faulkners got a switchblade
and some goosenecks risers
that eucalyptus is a hunchback
theres a wind up from the south
let me tie you up with kite string
and i´ll show you the scabs on my knee
watch out for the broken glass, put your shoes and socks
on and come along with me

lets follow that fire truck
i think your house is burning down
then go down to the hobo jungle and kill some rattle
snakes with a trowel
we´ll break all the windows in the ols anderson place
and steal a bunch of boysenberrys
ans swear em on our face
i´ll get a dollar from my mamas purse
and buy that scull and crossbones ring
and you can wear it round your neck on an old piece of string

then we´ll split on ronniie arnold
and flip him the bird
and slash the tires on the school bus
now don´t say a word
i´ll take a rusty nail and scratch your initials on my arm
and i´ll show you how to sneak up on the roof of the drugstore

take the spokes from your wheellchair
and a magpies wings
and tie em to your shoulders and your feet
i´ll steal a hacksaw from my dad
and cut the braces off your legs
and we´ll bury them tonight in the cornfield

put a church key in your pocket
we´ll hop that freight train in the hall
and we´ll slide down the drain all the way
to new orleans in the fall





 

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