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wasted and wounded
and it ain't what the moon did 
i got what i paid for now
see you tomorrow
hey frank can i borrow
a couple of bucks from you
to go waltzing matilda waltzing matilda
you'll go waltzing matilda with me

i'm an innocent victim
of a blinded alley
and i'm tired of all these soldiers here 
no-one speaks english 
and everything's broken
and my strength is soaking away
to go waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
you'll go a waltzing malitda with me

now the dogs they are barking
and the taxi cab's parking
a lot they can do for me
i begged you to stab me
you tore my shirt open
and i'm down on my knees tonight

old bushmills i staggered
you buried the dagger
your silhouette window light
to go waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
you'll go a waltzing matilda with me

now i've lost my st. christopher
now that i kissed her
and the one-arm bandit knows
and the maverick chinaman
with the cold-blooded sigh
and the girls down by the striptease shows go
waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
you'll go a waltzing matilda with me

no i don't want your sympathy 
fugitives say
that the streets aren't for dreaming now
manslaughter dragnet
and the ghost that sells memories
want a piece of the action anyhow
go waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
you'll go waltzing matilda with me

and you can ask any sailor
and the keys from the jailor
and the old men in wheelchairs know
that matilda's the defendant
she killed about a hundred
and she follows wherever you may go
waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
you'll go waltzing matilda with me

and it's a battered old suitcase
in a hotel someplace
and a wound that would never heal
no prima donnas the perfume is on
and old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey
and goodnight to the street-sweepers,
the night watchmen flame-keepers
and goodnight matilda too
goodnight matilda too.

The one and only Tom Waits

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Baroquenhorse
Posted on 09:26AM on Jan 24th, 2013
Tom Waits is something else...
I used to write stories with music on my blogs before EP allowed the link in the 'story' sections.
this stands alone though.
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