Artist: Tom Waits
Album: Blue Valentine
Title: Kentucky Avenue

Eddie Graces’ Buick got 4 bullet holes in the side
Charlie Delisle sittin’ at the top of an avocado tree
Mrs. storm’ll stab you with a steak knife if you step on her
I got a half pack of lucky strikes man come along with me
Lets fill our pockets with macadamia nuts
Then go over to Bobby Goodmensons’
And jump off the roof

Hilda plays strip poker
While her mamas across the street
Joey Navinski says she put her tongue in his mouth
Iggy faulkners’ got a switchblade
And some gooseneck risers
That eucalyptus is a hunchback
There’s a wind down 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 track
I think your house is burnin. down
Then go down to the hobo jungle and kill some rattle
Snakes with a trowel
We’ll break all the windows in the old Anderson place
And steal a bunch of boysenberry
And smear em on your face
I’ll get a dollar from my mamas purse
And buy that scull and crossbones ring
And you can wear it around your neck on an old piece of

Then we’ll spit on Ronnie 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

Take the spokes from your wheelchair
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

just put a church key in your pocket
We’ll hop that freight train in the hall
And we’ll slide all the waydown the drain
To New Orleans in the fall

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