Tom Waits - 2:19 Lyrics




I lost everything I had in the '29 flood
The barn was buried 'neath a mile of mud
Now I've got nothing but the whistle and the steam
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I said, hey, hey, I don't know what to do
I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Now there's a fellow that's preaching 'bout hell and damnation
Bouncing off the walls of the Grand Central Station
I treated her bad, I treated her mean
Baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I said, hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Hey, I don't know what to do
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Now I've always been puzzled by the yin and the yang
It'll come out in the wash, but it always leaves a stain
Sturm and Drang, the luster and the sheen
My baby's leaving town on the -

Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I will remember you
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Lost the baby with the water, and the preacher stole the bride
Sent her out for a bottle, but when she came back inside
She didn't have my whiskey, didn't have my gin
With a hat full of feathers and a wicked grin

I said, hey, hey, I will remember you
Yeah baby, I will remember you
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

On the train you get smaller, as you get farther away
The roar covers everything you wanted to say
Was that a raindrop or a tear in your eye?
Were you drying your nails or waving goodbye?

Hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Oh baby
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I will remember you
I don't know what to do, baby





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Tom Waits 2:19 Comments
  1. IndieMovie 4 Life

    This song is not 2 minutes and 19 seconds long. The title is a lie. A LIE!

  2. Roxy Cosmos

    Were you drying nails or waving goodbye?

  3. Pogn Illat

    Good to listen at two-elevenish something like that

  4. Stephen Herndon

    Anybody else seein 2 19 everywhere?

    Help

  5. david gormley

    Hey Hey...Orphans, Waits at his eclectic best

  6. Damian Birdseye

    You need boots for this one

  7. Jim Assalone

    Love that beat and lyrics

  8. mjandbrownfan14

    scary song man. but i luv it

  9. opredeleno

    I second Josh! ♥

  10. Toe Job

    One of my all time favorites, thanks for the upload!