Tom Waits - Everything Goes To Hell Lyrics




Why be sweet, why be careful, why be kind?
A man has only one thing on his mind
Why ask politely, why go lightly, why say please?
They only want to get you on your knees
There are a few things I never could believe

A woman when she weeps
A merchant when he swears
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares
A snake when he is sleeping
A drunkard when he prays
I don't believe you go to heaven when you're good
Everything goes to hell, anyway...

Laissez-faire mi amour, ce la vie
Shall I return to shore or swim back out to sea?
The world don't care what a soldier does in town
It's all hanging in the windows by the pound
There are few things I never could believe...

A woman when she weeps
A merchant when he swears
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares
A snake when he is sleeping
A drunkard when he prays
I don't believe you go to heaven when you're good
Everything goes to hell, anyway...

I only want to hear your purr and to hear you moan
There is another man who brings the money home
I don't want dishes in the sink
Please don't tell me what you feel or
what you think
There are few things I never could believe...





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Tom Waits Everything Goes To Hell Comments
  1. nightjar

    I'd fall on my face if I met Tom Waits.

  2. Leland- BoB Palmer

    These are the coordinates

  3. Jaron Talotta

    Dark Carnival Waits is best Waits.

  4. Nathaniel R. Solis

    This sounds like a Disney Villian song

  5. LaughingatpainUSAway

    It's HELL when your TOO MANY MANY Times, led on JUST TO BE LET DOWN!

  6. leo coronado

    i fuck wit it

  7. DND 98

    fuck yeah

  8. P bubs

    tom waits is the tingling sensation on the tip of my dick

    Den2067

    Nigga, What the fuck is this bullshit

  9. P bubs

    tasty CUMMMM

  10. P bubs

    sweet sweet dicks

  11. P bubs

    like a lot

  12. P bubs

    very gay

  13. Dora Živulović

    * * * * * 5 STARS will whisper .....

  14. Jason Friend

    Everything goes to hell when you're good.

  15. Yup Puy

    There is no musician alive half as interesting as Tom Waits

    Chaudapeau

    Enjoying talking to yourself ?

    Yup Puy

    I Never Talk to Strangers

    luis guilherme maldonado barros

    but you're strange... anyway we have many artists as interesting as tom waits, we have another tom too, Tom Zé, we have Sivuca, we have Hermeto Pascoal... tom waits is excellent!

    0987654321 1234567890

    Yup Puy. O stop he all that but alot got what little shot for they don't eat their (HOLLYweirds)shotsnot Tom not eat shot snot because be got A SPOT OUTA TO many dontgiveafuck they can't even spot this to high to care just a passing with out a care only love of a note that tells a little truth to help sink their boat because he knows their shit don't float

    Rumpleforskins

    Ben Caplan "under control"

  16. Solly vs. The Mole-Men

    this is what the imps sing to you as they are preparing to pour boiling hot syphillitic piss down your throat...with smile on there faces as they show you fictional scenes of your children being disected by giant
    frogs

    Hate Me

    +Sol Astus I rather take that, then be stuck in a room with Fran Drescher for a day.

    Otto Peter Boller

    hey, it seems you do listen at too much songs from Waits, yoou drank too much of his sad stories. S21

  17. The Black Page The Black Page

    So glad i have not gone out and bought every Tom Waits album and devoured them all in one hit. I love the slow reveal and i now have a favorite Tom Waits song.....for now.

    Larry Linn

    I have only one favorite Tom Waits song. It is the one that I am listening to at any given time

  18. Adam Brown

    So good... Amazing!!

  19. Luigi Capone

    Italian translation:
    "Perché essere dolci, perché stare attenti, perché essere gentili? Un uomo ha solo una cosa in mente. Perché chiedere educatamente, perché andarci piano, perché dire per favore? Vogliono solo metterti in ginocchio! Ci sono alcune cose a cui non potrò mai credere: a una donna che piange, a un mercante che giura, a un ladro quando dice che pagherà, a un avvocato che si preoccupa davvero, a un serpente che dorme, a un ubriacone che prega.
    Io non credo che andrete in paradiso perché siete stati buoni.Tutto va all'inferno, in ogni caso."

  20. Mariam Tchabukiani

    There are a few things I never could believe
    A woman when she weeps
    A merchant when he swears
    A thief who says he'll pay
    A lawyer when he cares
    A snake when he is sleeping
    A drunkard when he prays
    I don't believe you go to heaven
    When you're good
    Everything goes to hell, anyway...

  21. Macullie Par'ee

    Thank You for Sharing~ Meshel

  22. Hara adasd

    ΄΄ολα πανε κατα διαολου'' like greek people say

    Edward Millichap

    tom waits step right up

  23. David Plumer

    Good atmosphere music for reading Bukowski.

    Melchior Vulpius

    Tom Waits had met Bukowski, and Tom also recorded a song based on Bukowski's poem, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis.

  24. Jose María Muñoz Gaitán

    I love that exhale that opens the song. It's just as if Tom blew away all your naive illusions and conceptions about life in a simple blow. What a song, what an album.

  25. Chance Story

    Way to look on the bright side, Tom! Haha.

  26. phoenix

    you really gonna poke over a conversation a month old ? knock yourself out

  27. Zerophoenix1

    if you dont like waits just close your eyes and listen. youll get it.

    Taste Acquired: +10 pts.

  28. phoenix

    but i won't because it's just a comment and i don't really care about your opinion.

  29. Y-yu SeventySix

    I only want to hear you purr and hear you moan

  30. Jaden Daywalt

    Your meme is bad, and you should feel bad.

  31. phoenix

    go home youtube you're drunk -.-

  32. Tommy Haynes

    One of the greatest american songwriters

  33. Gemeral dis

    If hell is the earth'''''and where most bodies rest. but what if its a nice grassed lawn of hell? better than some others hell.

  34. Joseph Stalin

    spank you helpy helperton

  35. nanu ka

    I love this man, ... it 's not ony pleasure to listen him, he is very intresting perfomer..

  36. a70921

    hey baby you like Tom Waits and bari sax too? Your place or mine?

  37. Joaquín González

    somehow, there's a moment every night i go out, it's like this song playing back in my mind for that moment...

  38. Brian Lowdown

    remember the days when you could listen to a song...and that was good enough, you didnt need every word printed,typed in front of you....ps...and i couldnt leave this stupid msg to

  39. Shotcutable

    A woman when she weeps
    A merchant when he swears
    A thief who says he'll pay
    A lawyer when he cares
    A snake when he is sleeping
    A drunkard when he prays
    I don't believe you go to heaven
    When you're good
    Everything goes to hell, anyway...

  40. Shotcutable

    I only want to hear your purr and to hear
    Ou moan There is another man who brings
    The money home
    I don't want dishes in the sink
    Please don't tell me what you
    Feel of what you think
    There are few things I never could believe...

  41. mike tory

    IN time of need my mind is a void love tom

  42. harold eugene

    I hum Waits on long car rides.

  43. Stretchypantsmaster

    for some reason... I've allways want to note how this man must have a lot of patience...

  44. Neil

    Tom Waits + Bari Sax = Kick. Ass. Music.

  45. TheHUMAiNeC0nditi0n

    Everything goes to hell anyways. True. Or at least goes through it... anyways. Tom Waits is a geneius.

  46. Edgar Lacolz

    Why be sweet, why be careful, why he kind?
    A man has only one thing on his mind
    Why ask palitely, why go lightly,
    Why say please?
    They only want to get you on your knees
    There are a few things I never could believe
    A woman when she weeps
    A merchant when he swears
    A thief who says he'll pay
    A lawyer when he cares
    A snake when he is sleeping
    A drunkard when he prays
    I don't believe you go to heaven
    When you're good
    Everything goes to hell, anyway...

  47. Devlin Baker

    I thought L Cohen or N Cave were depressing. I was wrong.

  48. Scarlet Ibis

    This man is amazing. He's the only man in the world I'd give my heart to, as long as I could just hear him speak.

  49. Slim Pickins

    I wish I never liked a video before, i wish i could just use one like, forever and all time, on this song. i could handle that for my youtube like allotment, for life. Yeah. I love Tom Waits.

  50. Justanothersadguest

    Why be sweet?
    Why be careful?
    Why be kind?

    A man has only one thing one his mind!

  51. socmel82

    great song..