Chordproc: Tom Waits : Bad As Me

Tom Waits : Bad As Me


  1. Chicago
  2. Raised Right Men
  3. Talking At The Same Time
  4. Get Lost
  5. Face To The Highway
  6. Pay Me
  7. Back In The Crowd
  8. Bad As Me
  9. Kiss Me
  10. Satisfied
  11. Last Leaf
  12. Hell Broke Luce
  13. New Year's Eve
  14. She Stole The Blush From The Rose
  15. Tell Me
  16. After You Die

Chicago

The seeds are planted here, but they won't grow We won't have to say goodbye if we all go Maybe things will be better in Chicago To leave all we've ever known For a place we've never seen Maybe things will be better in Chicago Well, it's braver to stay, even braver to go Wherever she goes I go Maybe things will be better in Chicago What we need the lord will give us All we want we carry with us You know where I can be found Where the rainbow hits the ground I'm not alone, I'm not afraid 'Cause this bird has flown from his cage There's so much magic we have known On this sapphire we call home With my coat and my hat I say goodbye to all that Maybe things will be better in Chicago Maybe things will be better in Chicago



Raised Right Men

There ain't enough raised right men 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 And you need the patience of a glacier, if you can wait that long Open up his window and admit it when you're wrong There ain't enough raised right men There ain't enough raised right men It takes raised right men to keep a happy hen 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 taker's booth They ain't enough raised right men 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 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 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



Talking At The Same Time

Dm
C
Dm
Get a job, save your money, listen to Jane
Dm
C
Dm
Everybody knows umbrellas will cost more in the rain
Dm
C
Dm
All the news is bad. is there any other kind?
Dm
A
Dm
Everybody's talking at the same time
Dm
A
Dm
Everybody's talking at the same time Well it's hard times for some For others it's sweet Someone makes money when there's blood in the street Don't take any lip Stay in line
C
A
Everybody's talking at the same time...



Get Lost

I don't want to feel all cooped up I feel like I'm on a chain I got my ride all souped up We're never coming back again Time it don't mean nothing Money means even less Don't bring nothin baby You're better then all the rest I wanna go get lost I wanna go get lost I wanna go get lost When you wear that real tight sweater You know I can't resist It's been that way forever baby Ever since we kissed Roll down all the windows Turn up Wolfman Jack Please, please love me tender Ain't nothin wrong with that Let's go get lost I wanna go get lost I wanna go get lost I wanna go get lost Whatever that they told you about me Well all of it's true You're never gonna be with out me baby I'm never gonna be without you Top it off, fill it with high test Think about it what cha gonna tell your boss? And get lost I just wanna get lost All night long...



Face To The Highway

I'm going away I'm going away The cradle wants a baby Kitchen wants a pan The heart wants a certain kind of lover if it can Ocean wants a sailor Gun wants a hand money wants a spender And the road wants a man I turned my face to the highway And I turn my back on you Devil wants a sinner Sky wants a bird Table wants the dinner Lips want a word Glass wants the wine Fist wants to hurt Clock wants the time And the shovel wants to work I turned my face to the highway And I turn my back on you I'm going away I'm going away Coal wants a miner Soldier takes a stand The walls of the prison Want a solitary man The window wants a curtain The plow wants the land Diamond ring wants to Fit upon the finger Of her hand I turned my face to the highway And I turned my back on you I'm going away I'm going away I'm going away



Pay Me

They pay me not to come home Keeping me stoned I won't run away They say it's easy to get Stuck in this town Just like Joan You know I gave it all up for the stage They fill my cup up in the cage It's nobody's business but mine when I'm low To hold yourself up is not a crime here you know At the end of the world I kick my foot at the lights I breathe it in all night There's a light on a canvas tree Money from home supporting me They pay me not to come I won't eat crow I'll stay away And though all roads will not lead you home my girl All roads lead to the end of the world I sewed a little luck up in the hem of my gown The only way down from the gallows is to swing And I'll wear boots instead of high heels And the next stage that I am on it will have wheels



Back In The Crowd

C
If you don't want these arms to hold you
C
If you don't want these lips to kiss you
C
C7
If you've found somebody new
Dm
G
Put me back in the crowd
Dm
G
Put the sun behind the clouds
C
Put me back in the crowd
Dm
G
There's a battle going on
C
Am
Between the blue and the grey
Dm
And if you don't want my love
Bb
G
Don't make me stay



Bad As Me

Fm
You're the head on the spear You're the nail on the cross You're the fly in my beer
C7
You're the key that got lost
Fm
You're the letter from Jesus On the bathroom wall You're mother superior
C7
With only a bra
C7
You're the same, you're the same, you're the same
Fm
Kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
Fm
I'm the hat on the bed I'm the coffee instead
C7
I'm the fish or cut bait I'm the detective up late
Fm
I'm the blood on the floor The thunder and the roar
C7
I'm the boat that won't sink I just won't sleep a wink
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
C7
You're the same kind of bad as me No good you say? Ha, ha, ha - Well that's good enough for me
Fm
You're the wreath that caught fire You're the preach to the choir You bite down on the sheet
C7
But your teeth have been wired
Fm
You skid in the rain You're trying to shift You're grinding the gears
C7
You're trying to shift
Fm
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
Fm
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me They told me you were no good I know you'll take care of all my needs You're the same kind of bad as me
Fm
I'm the mattress in the back I'm the old gunnysack
C7
I'm the one with the gun
C7
Fm
Most likely to run
C7
I'm the car in the weeds
Fm
If you cut me I'll bleed
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
C7
Fm
The same kind of bad as me
Fm
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me
Fm
Fm
You're the same kind of bad as me Uno, dos, tres, quatro
Fm
C7
C7
The same kind of bad as me



Kiss Me

Em9 = 0X(14)(12)(12)(14)
Intro
Em9
B
Em
Am
The fire's dyin' out
B
Em
All the embers have been spent
Em
Am
Outside on the street
B
C
B7
Lover's eyes in the shadows
Em
Am
You look at me
B
Em
I look at you
Em9
Am
There's only one thing
B
(
C
)
B7
I want you to do
Em
Kiss me
Em9
B
Em9
I want you to kiss me like a stranger once again
Em9
B
Em
Kiss me like a stranger once again
Am
I won't believe that our love's a mystery
Em
I won't believe our love's a sin
Em9
B
Em
Em9
I want you to kiss me like a stranger once again
Em
Am
You wear the same kind of perfume
B
Em
Em9
You wore when we met
Em
Am
I suppose there's something comforting
B
C
B7
In knowing what to expect
Em
Am
But when you brushed up against me
B
Em
Before I knew your name
Em
Am
Everything was thrilling
B
C
B7
'Cause nothin' was the same
Em
Kiss me
Em9
B
Em9
I want you to kiss me like a stranger once again
Em9
B
Em
Kiss me like a stranger once again
Am
I won't believe that our love's a mystery
Em
I won't believe our love's a sin
Em9
B
Em
Em9
I want you to kiss me like a stranger once again
Em
B
I want you to kiss me like a stranger
Em
B
Em(9)
Kiss me like a stranger once again



Satisfied

When I'm gone When I'm gone Roll my vertebrae out like dice Let my skull be a home for the mice Let me bleach like the bones on a beach I'll be hard like a pit from a peach Now the ground has a branch Now the hound has a ranch The old tressel's just junk The Edsel is on blocks The old said so... won't talk I'm a blimp that's straining, cut'er ties I'm a moth in training, flutter by Huh... When I'm gone When I'm gone I said I will have satisfaction I will be satisfied I said I will be satisfied When I'm believing: satisfaction When I'm grieving: satisfaction When I'm shaking: satisfaction When I'm praying: satisfaction When I'm staying: satisfaction When I'm carousing When I'm a thousand I said I will have satisfaction I will be satisfied Before I'm gone Before I'm gone I will have satisfaction I will be satisfied I will have satisfaction I will be satisfied Now Mr Jagger and Mr Richards I will scratch where I've been itching Now Mr Jagger and Mr Richards I will scratch where I've been itching Before I'm gone Before I'm gone Before I'm gone Before I'm gone Let me go back into the barrel Let the bullet go back into the barrel Let the bullet go back into the barrel Let the bullet go back into the barrel Before I'm gone Before I'm gone I said I will have satisfaction Let the bullet go back into the barrel Let the bullet go back into the barrel Take a left off the straight and the narrow Let the bullet go back into the barrel Before I'm gone Before I'm gone



Last Leaf

I'm the last leaf on the tree The autumn took the rest But they won't take me I'm the last leaf on the tree When the autumn wind blows They're already gone They flutter to the ground Cause they can't hang on There's nothing in the world That I ain't seen I greet all the new ones that are coming in green I'm the last leaf on the tree The autumn took the rest but they wont take me I'm the last leaf on the tree They say I got staying power Here on the tree But I've been here since Eisenhower And I've out lived even he I'm the last leaf on the tree The autumn took the rest but they won't take me I'm the last leaf on the tree I fight off the snow I fight off the hail Nothing makes me go I'm like some vestigial tail I'll be here through eternity If you want to know how long If they cut down this tree I'll show up in a song I'm the last leaf on the tree The autumn took the rest but they won't take me I'm the last leaf on the tree I'm the last leaf on the tree I'm the last leaf on the tree



Hell Broke Luce

I had a good home but I left I had a good home but I left, right, left That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong I guarantee you'll meet up with a suicide bomb Hell broke luce Hell broke luce Big fucking ditches in the middle of the road You pay a hundred dollars just for fillin' in the hole Listen to the general every goddamn word How many ways can you polish up a turd Left, right, left, left, right Left, right Hell broke luce Hell broke luce Hell broke luce How is it that the only ones responsible for making this mess Got their sorry asses stapled to a goddamn desk Hell broke luce Hell broke luce Left, right, left What did you do before the war? I was a chef, I was a chef What was your name? It was Geoff, Geoff I lost my buddy and I wept, wept I come down from the meth So I slept, slept I had a good home but I left, left Pantsed at the wind for a joke I pranced right in with the dope Glanced at her shin she said nope Left, right, left Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool Get me another body bag the body bag's full My face was scorched, scorched I miss my home I miss my porch, porch Left, right, left Can I go home in March? March My stanch was a chin full of soap That rancid dinner with the pope Left, right, left Kelly Presutto got his thumbs blown off Sergio's developing a real bad cough Sergio's developing a real bad cough Hell broke luce Hell broke luce Hell broke luce Boom went his head away And boom went Valerie What the hell was it that the president said? Give him a beautiful parade instead Left, right, left When I was over here I never got to vote I left my arm in my coat My mom she died and never wrote We sat by the fire and ate a goat Just before he died he had a toke Now I'm home and I'm blind And I'm broke What is next



New Year's Eve

C
G
The door was open I was seething
C
F
Your mother burst in it was freezing
C
G
C
She said it looks like it's trying to rain I was lost I felt sea sick You convinced me that he'd left You said keep talking but don't use any names
F
I scolded your driver and your brother
C
We are old enough to know how long you've been hooked
F
And we've all been through the war, and each time you score
C
G
Someone gets hauled and handcuffed and booked, hmm It felt like four in the morning What sounded like fireworks Turned out to be just what it was The stars looked like diamonds Then came the sirens And everyone started to cuss All the noise was disturbing, and I couldn't find Irving It was like two stations on at the same time And then I hid your car keys, and I made black coffee And I dumped out the rest of the rum Nick and Socorro broke up And Candice wouldn't shut up Fin he recorded the whole thing Ray he said damn you And someone broke my camera And it was New Years and we all started to sing
C
G
C
F
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
C
G
C
G
C
Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne? I was leaving in the morning with Charles for Las Vegas And I didn't plan to come back I had only a few things, two hundred dollars And my records in a brown paper sack I ran out on Sheila, everything's in storage Calvin's right I should go back to driving truck Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne



She Stole The Blush From The Rose

A window left open and the pillow is soaking wet Who says love ever comes without tolls? She sends no kindness, no words of regret When she put the fork in the road There's a ring with a diamond missing It was lost in the backseat of a car There's a dollar on the floor in the kitchen Christmas lights blinking on a long dead tree in the parlour Cheaters never prosper, cheaters never win Cheaters never prosper, cheaters never win Cheaters never prosper, cheaters never win Long hair, big eyes, and she always needs money Did I find her or was she the one who chose? I wanna drown like a fly in the honey And she stole the blush from the rose Long hair, big eyes, and she always needs money Did I find her or was she the one who chose? I wanna drown like a fly in the honey Because she stole the blush from the rose Because she stole the blush from the rose Remember, she stole the blush from the rose Because she stole the blush from the rose Because she stole the blush from the rose



Tell Me

D
Bm
D
Bm
D
A
D
Why plant a seed deep in the ground?
D
G
D
Why why why?
D
A
D
Why put a stone on a grave in town?
D
G
D
Why why why?
D
G
D
Tell me, tell me, tell me
A
Tell me why it's so
D
G
D
Tell me, tell me, tell me
A
Tell me so I'll know Why does a wedding ring have the hardest stone? Why why why? Why does a little dog bury its bone Why why why?
Em
A
So the river will not drown it
D
Bm
So the highway won't take it
Em
A
And the dust will not cover it
D
Bm
And the sun will not blind it
Em
A
D
And the wind won't blow it away Why put a song bird in a cage? Why why why? Why write "I love you" on every page? Why why why? Tell me why it's so Tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me so I'll know Why does a bird build its nest so high? Why why why? Why hold a baby when a baby cries? Why why why? So the river will not drown it So the highway won't take it And the dust will not cover it And the sun will not blind it And the wind won't blow it away So the river will not drown it So the highway won't take it And the dust will not cover it And the sun will not blind it And the wind won't blow it away



After You Die

Em
Like a tin can feeding Like a skinned hand bleeding
Am
Like a tramp choir crying
Em
Like a camp fire dying
B7
Like a big dog breeding
Em
Like a pig hog feeding Like a top hat tipping Like a dropped rat skipping Like a tin horn glowing Like a gin storm blowing Like a neck tie flapping Like a rich guy clapping Like a big fool crawling Like a rig tool falling Like a back door squeaking Like a crack whore tweaking What is it like? What is it like after we die? Like a string that's broken Like a thing that's smoking Like a blue flame burning Like a new brain learning Like more cold coffee Like a poor old softie Like a declining graveyard Like a shining brave star Like a child that's fainting Like a wild ass painting What is it like? What is it like after we die?