Chordproc: Tom Waits : Bone Machine

Tom Waits : Bone Machine


  1. Earth Died Screaming
  2. Dirt In The Ground
  3. Such A Scream
  4. All Stripped Down
  5. Who Are You
  6. The Ocean Doesn't Want Me
  7. Jesus Gonna Be Here
  8. A Little Rain
  9. In The Colosseum
  10. Goin' Out West
  11. Murder In The Red Barn
  12. Black Wings
  13. Whistle Down The Wind
  14. I Don't Want To Grow Up
  15. That Feel

Earth Died Screaming

Rudy's on the midway And Jacob's in the hole The monkey's on the ladder The devil shovels coal With crows as big as airplanes The lion has three heads And someone will eat the skin that he sheds And the earth died screaming The earth died screaming While I lay dreaming of you Well hell doesn't want you And heaven is full Bring me some water Put it in this skull I walk between the raindrops Wait in Bug House Square And the army ants They leave nothin' but the bones And the earth died screaming While I lay dreaming of you There was thunder There was lightning Then the stars went out And the moon fell from the sky It rained mackerel It rained trout And the great day of wrath has come And here's mud in your big red eye The poker's in the fire And the locusts take the sky And the earth died screaming While I lay dreaming of you



Dirt In The Ground

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What does it matter, a dream of love or a dream of lies
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We're all gonna be the same place when we die
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Your spirit don't leave knowing your face or your name
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And the wind through your bones is all that remains
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And we're all gonna be...
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And we're all gonna be...
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And we're all gonna be...
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I said we're all gonne be just dirt in the ground The quill from a buzzard - The blood writes the word I want to know am I the sky or the bird 'Cause hell is boiling over and heaven is full We're chained to the world and we all gotta pull And we're all gonna be... Now the killer was smiling with nerves made of stone He climbed the stairs and the gallows groaned And the people's hearts were pounding They were throbbing, they were red As he swung out over the crowd - I heard the hangman said We're all gonna be... Now Cain slew Abel He killed him with a stone The sky cracked open And the thunder groaned Along a river of flesh Can these dry bones live? Ask a king or a beggar And the answer they'll give Is we're all gonna be...



Such A Scream

Well pale face said To the eyeball Kid She just goes clank and boom and steam A halo, wings, horns and a tail Shoveling coal inside my dreams There are no laws She's made of cream She's such a scream Qui bon tres bien, nails in cement A Donnie gal from mortal clay The plow is red The well is full inside The dollhouse of her skull A cheetah coat fills up with steam She's such a scream All crooked lines Her fireplace A milktrain so clean Machine gun haste You'll ride the only wall of shame And drag that chain across the state Her lips are red She is the queen She's such a scream



All Stripped Down

Well the time will come When the wind will shout All stripped down All stripped down And all the sinners know What I'm talking about All stripped down All stripped down When all the creatures of the world Are gonna line up at the gate And you better be on time And you better not be late All stripped All stripped down Well you know in your heart What you gotta bring All stripped down All stripped down No big mink coat No diamond ring All stripped down All stripped down Well take off your paint Take off your rouge All stripped down All stripped down Let your backbone flip ANd let your spirit shine through I want you all stripped All stripped All stripped down All the men we got Well they're goin' down the drain All stripped down All stripped down And when I see your sadness On a river of shame All stripped down All stripped down You got to raise up Bot the quick and the dead All stripped down All stripped down With no shoes on your feet No hat on your head I want you all stripped down All stripped All stripped down Ain't nothin' in my heart But fire for you All stripped down All stripped down With my rainy hammer And a heart that's true I want you all stripped All stripped All stripped down



Who Are You

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Well, they're lining up to mad dog your tilta-whirl 3 shots for a dollar - win a real live doll
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All the lies that you tell I believed them so well
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Take them back - Take them back to your red house For that fearful leap into the dark
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I did my time in the jail of your arms
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Now Ophelia wants to know where she should turn Tell me what did you do - What did you do the last time Why don't you do that Go on ahead, take this the wrong way Time's not your friend
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Do you cry, Do you pray, Do you wish them away
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Are you still leaving nothing but the bones in the way
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Did you bury the carnival, with the lions and all
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Excuse me while I sharpen my nails Tell me just who are you - Who are you this time You look rather tired Are you pretending to love Well, I hear that it pays well
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How do your pistol and your Bible and your sleeping pills go
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Are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?
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Well, I fell in love with your sailor's mouth
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And your wounded eyes
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You better get down on the floor - Don't you know this is war
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Tell me who are you this time?
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Tell me who are you this time?



The Ocean Doesn't Want Me

The ocean doesn't want me today But I'll be back tomorrow to play And the strangles will take me Down deep in their brine The mischievous braingels Down into the endless blue wine I'll open my head and let out All of my time I'd love to go drowning And to stay and to stay But the ocean doesn't want me today I'll go in up to here It can't possibly hurt All they will find is my beer And my shirt A rip tide is raging And the life guard is away But the ocean doesn't want me today The ocean doesn't want me today



Jesus Gonna Be Here

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Well, Jesus gonna be here He's gonna be here soon He's gonna cover us up with leaves
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With a blanket from the moon
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With a promise and a vow
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And a lullaby for my brow
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Jesus gonna be here
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Gonna be here soon Well, I'm not gonna do nothing but wait here I don't have to shout I got me no reason and I have no doubt I'm gonna get myself unfurled from this mortal coiled up world Jesus gonna be here Gonna be here soon I got to keep my eyes - Keep 'em wide open So I can see my Lord I'm gonna watch the horizon for a brand new Ford I can hear him rolling down the lane - I said Hollywood be thy name 'Cause Jesus gonna be here He's gonna be here I got to keep myself - Keep myself faithful And I've been so good Except for drinking but he knew that I would Well, I'm gonna leave this place better than the way I found it was Jesus gonna be here Gonna be here soon I know my Jesus gonna be here Gonna be here soon I know my Jesus gonna be here Gonna be here soon



A Little Rain

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Well, the ice man's mule
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Is parked outside the bar
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Where a man with missing fingers
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Plays a strange guitar
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And the German dwarf
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Dances with the butcher's son
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And tonight a little rain never hurt no one
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Well, they're dancing on the roof
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And the ceiling's coming down
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And I sleep with my shovel and my leather gloves
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And a little trouble makes it worth the going
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And a little rain never hurt no one
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Oh, the world is round
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And I'll go around
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You must risk something that matters
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Oh, my hands are strong
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I'll take any man here
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If it's worth the going
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It's worth the ride
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She was 15 years old
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And she'd never seen the ocean
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She climbed into a van
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With a vagabond
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And the last thing she said
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Was "I love you mom"
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And a little rain never hurt no one
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And a little rain never hurt no one
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Da da da da da
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Da da da da



In The Colosseum

The women all control their men With razors and with wrists And the princess squeezes grape juice On a torrid bloody kiss What will you be wearing there The lion or the raven hair? The flesh will all be tearing But the tail will be my own In the colosseum tonight This one's for the balcony And this one's for the floor As the senators decapitate The presidential whore The bald headed senators Are splashing in the blood The dogs are having someone Who is screaming in the mud In the colosseum tonight Now it's raining and it's pouring On the pillaging and goring The constable is swinging From the chains For the dead there is no story No memory no blame Their families shout blue murder But tomorrow it's the same In the colosseum A slowly acting poison Will be given to the favorite one THe dark horse will bring glory To the jailer and his men It's always much more sporting When there's families in the pit And the madness of the crowd Is an epileptic fit In the colosseum No justice here, no liberty No reason, no blame There's no cause to taint the sweetest taste of blood And greetings from the nation As we shake the hands of time They're taking their ovations The vultures stay behind In the colosseum, in the colosseum In the colosseum tonight



Goin' Out West

Well I'm goin' out west Where the wind blows tall 'Cause Tony Franciosa Used to date my ma They got some money out there They're giving it away I'm gonna do what I want Do what I want And I'm gonna get paid Little brown sausages Lying in the sand I ain't no extra baby I'm a leading man Well my parole officer Will be proud of me With my Olds 88 And the devil on a leash My Olds 88 And the devil on a leash Well I know karate, Voodoo too I'm gonna make myself available to you I don't need no make up I got real scars I got hair on my chest I look good without a shirt Well I don't lose my composure In a high speed chase Well my friends think I'm ugly I got a masculine face I got some dragstrip courage I can really drive a bed I'm gonna change my name To Hannibal or maybe Just Rex Change my name to Hannibal Or maybe just Rex I'm gonna drive all night Take some speed I'm gonna wait for the sun To shine down on me I cut a hole in my roof In the shape of a heart And I'm goin' out west Where they'll appreciate me Goin' out west Goin' out west



Murder In The Red Barn

There was a murder in the red barn Murder in the red barn The trees are bending over The cows are lying down The autumn's taking over You can hear the buckshot hounds The watchman said to Reba the loon Was it pale at Manzanita Or Blind Bob the raccoon? Pin it on a drifter They sleep beneath the bridge One plays the violin And sleeps inside a fridge There was a murder in the red barn A murder in the red barn Someone's crying in the woods Someone's burying all his clothes Now Slam the Crank from Wheezer Slept outside last night and froze Road kill has its seasons Just like anything It's possums in the autumn And it's farm cats in the spring There was a murder in the red barn A murder in the red barn Now thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house Or covet thy neighbor's wife But for some Murder is the only door through which they enter life Now they surrounded the house They smoke him out They took him off in chains The sky turned black and bruised And we had months of heavy rains Now the raven's nest in the rotted roof Of Chenoweth's old place And no one's asking Cal About that scar upon his face 'Cause there's nothin' strange About an axe with bloodstains in the barn There's always some killin' You got to do around the farm A murder in the red barn Murder in the red barn Now the woods will never tell What sleeps beneath the trees Or what's buried 'neath a rock Or hiding in the leaves 'Cause road kill has it's seasons Just like anything It's possums in the autumn And it's farm cats in the spring A murder in the red barn A murder in the red barn Now a lady can't do nothin' Without folks' tongues waggin' Is this blood on the tree Or is it autumn's red blaze When the ground's soft for diggin' ANd the rain will bring all this gloom There's nothing wrong with a lady Drinking alone in her room But there was a murder in the red barn A murder in the red barn



Black Wings

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Well, take an eye for an eye A tooth for a tooth
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Just like they say in the Bible
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Well, never leave a trace Or forget a face
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Of any man at the table Any man at the table
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When the moon is a cold chiseled dagger
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And it's sharp enough to draw blood from a stone
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He rides through your dreams on a coach and horses
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And the fence posts in the moonlight look like bones |
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Take an eye for an eye A tooth for a tooth
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Just like they say in the Bible
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Never leave a trace Or forget a face
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Of any man at the table
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Any man at the table
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When the moon is a cold chiseled dagger
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And it's sharp enough to draw blood from a stone
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He rides through your dreams on a coach and horses
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And the fence posts in the moonlight look like bones Well, they've stopped trying to hold him With mortar, stone and chain He broke out of every prison Boots mount the staircase The door is flung back open He's not there for he has risen He's not there for he has risen Some say once he killed a man with a guitar string He's been seen at the table with kings Well, he once saved a baby from drowning There are those that say beneath his coat there are wings Some say they fear him Some say they fear him Others admire him Because he steals his promise One look in his eye Everyone denies Ever having met him Ever having met him. He can turn himself into a stranger Well, they broke a lot of canes on his hide He was born away in a cornfield A fever beats in his head just like a drum inside Some say they fear him Others admire him Because he steals his promise One look in his eye Everyone denies Ever having met him Ever having met him Ever having met him Ever having met him Ever having met him Ever having met him



Whistle Down The Wind

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I grew up here all of my life, I dreamed some day I'd go
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Where the blue-eyed girls, and the red guitars, and the naked rivers flow
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Now I'm not all I thought I'd be
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I've always stayed around
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I've been as far as Mercy and Grand
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Frozen to the ground
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But I can't stay here and I'm scared to leave
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So kiss me once and then
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I'll go to hell - I might as well
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Be whistlin' down the wind
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The bus is at the corner, the clock on the wall
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Broken down windmill, there ain't no wind at all
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I yelled and I cursed, if I stay here I'll rust
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And I'm stuck like a shipwreck out here in the dust |
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The sky is red, and the world is on fire, and the corn is taller than me
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And the dog is tied to a wagon of rain, and the road is wet as the sea
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And sometimes the music from a dance will carry across the plains
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And the places that I'm dreaming of, do they dream only of me?
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There are places where they never sleep, and the circus never ends
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So I will take the Marley Bone Coach, and be whistlin' down the wind
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So I will take the Marley Bone Coach, and be whistlin' down the wind



I Don't Want To Grow Up

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When I'm lyin' in my bed at night, I don't wanna grow up
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Nothin' ever seems to turn out right, I don't wanna grow up
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How do you move in a world of fog that's always changing things
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A Makes me wish that I could be a dog When I see the price that you pay I don't wanna grow up I don't ever want to be that way I don't wanna grow up Seems like folks turn into things that they'd never want The only thing to live for is today I'm gonna put a hole in my tv set I don't wanna grow up Open up the medicine chest and I don't wanna grow up I don't wanna have to shout it out I don't want my hair to fall out I don't wanna be filled with doubt I don't wanna be a good boy scout I don't wanna have to learn to count I don't wanna have the biggest amount I don't wanna grow up Well when I see my parents fight I don't wanna grow up They all go out and drinkin' all night and I don't wanna grow up I'd rather stay here in my room Nothin' out there but sad and gloom I don't wanna live in a big old tomb on Grant Street When I see the 5 o'clock news I don't wanna grow up Comb their hair and shine their shoes I don't wanna grow up Stay around in my old hometown I don't wanna put no money down I don't wanna get me a big old loan Work them fingers to the bone I don't wanna float a broom All in love and get married then boom How the hell did it get here so soon I don't wanna grow up



That Feel

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There's one thing you can't lose, it's that feel
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Your pants, your shirt, your shoes, but not that feel
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You can throw it out in the rain - You can whip it like a dog
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You can chop it down like an old dead tree
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You can always see it when you're coming into town
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Once you hang it on the wall you can never take it down But there's one thing you can't lose, and it's that feel You can pawn your watch and chain, but not that feel It always comes and finds you, it will always hear you cry I cross my wooden leg and I swear on my glass eye It will never leave you high and dry, never leave you lose It's harder to get rid of than tattoos But one thing you can't do, is lose that feel But one thing you can't do, is lose that feel You can throw it off a bridge, you can lose it in a fire You can leave it at the altar, but it will make you out a liar You can fall down in the street, you can leave it in the lurch Well, you say that it's gospel, but I know that it's only church
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There's one thing you can't lose, and it's that feel...