Tom Waits - Starving In The Belly Of A Whale Lyrics




Life is whittled
Life's a riddle
Man's a fiddle that life plays on

When the day breaks, and the earth quakes
Life's a mistake all day long
Tell me, who gives a good goddamn
You'll never get out alive

Don't go dreaming
Don't go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In a crooked ol' world

[Chorus:]
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly of a whale
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly of a whale

Don't take my word
Just look skyward
They that dance must pay the fiddler
Sky is darkening
Dogs are barking
But the caravan moves on

Tell me who gives a good goddamn
You'll never get get out alive
Don't go dreaming
Don't go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In crooked ol' world
Starving in the Belly...

[Chorus]

As the crow flies
It's there the truth lies
At the bottom of the well
E-o-leven goes to heaven
Bless the dead here as the rain falls
Don't trust a bull's horn
A doberman's tooth
A runaway horse or me

Don't be greedy, don't be needy
If you live in hope you're
Dancing to a terrible tune
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly...





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Tom Waits Starving In The Belly Of A Whale Comments
  1. Jaron Talotta

    It


    Tasks me

    ...

  2. Jaron Talotta

    The kinda song that makes you just want to scream in hateful joy as you ride a pixie dragon into the black hole at the side of the maze.

  3. TroggDoor

    A pox on anybody who disliked this.

  4. New Man

    TOM WAIT IS GOD

  5. Wraitheon

    "If you live in hope, you're dancing to a terrible tune..."

  6. Christian Le Surf - Music

    Dog Door?

    She's a small town jailAnd I'm starving in the belly of a whale.

  7. fl366

    Arr arrr!

  8. SYMPHORIO TK

    Netflix "LOVE" brought me here!

  9. matt werdell

    The Sign of Jonah for a lost and crooked generation.

    Jaron Talotta

    I like a little poison in my generations...

  10. ΛᄂӨYƧIЦƧ ƧᄃЯIMƧΉΛЩ

    The god himself....

    🦈👁

  11. Veroosh

    Just call me Ahab

  12. XimengLOL

    Buster's mal Heart?

    a bee

    yes! it took me so long to track this down haha

  13. Needs More Cowbell

    This is pure poetry here.

  14. someone you'll disagree with

    My chest hair grows an inch every time I listen to this song

    狼。

    Big mood

    ΛᄂӨYƧIЦƧ ƧᄃЯIMƧΉΛЩ

    someone you'll disagree with indeed!

    🦈👁

    fl366

    Or your dick haha.

  15. scott brady

    he may sound like the cookie monster, but i can't get enough of his singing

    狼。

    scott brady thanks...

    狼。

    scott brady dON't bE GrEEdY

  16. Mad Hatter

    reminds me of Pinocchio, the darker version anyway

  17. Burak

    L O V E S E R I E S

  18. Ivan Dunatov

    Simple. Thank you :)

  19. C Mac

    I remember this from PJ Ladds Wonderful Horrible Life!

  20. Scott Bailey

    Love brought me here

  21. CaptainStain56

    one from the best!

  22. Jowi Cacerolas Locas

    Es muy bueno kskaladsk :3

  23. Fuzzy Nova

    PJ Ladd's Wonderful Horrible Life introduced me to Tom Waits about 11 years ago. Didn't know about this amazing man till then.

  24. Gustavo Andrés Illescas Ponce

    Like si vienes por la serie love 😅

  25. August Greig

    I love how I always get alcohol commercials on Tom Waits videos. How quaint.

    Lemmy Lem

    August Greig Tom's been sober since the early 80's.

    Elisa Gui Pazos

    So it is said, to strengthen the mediated view of his res publica.

  26. tylerrumbarger

    dirty old pirate music

    FishMusic4U

    21st century pirate music

    BrendanBTC

    I read this in the voice of bubbles from TPB, and it was amazing. Like maybe Rick would be playing this, and Bubbles would be all afraid and call it dirty old pirate music

    Yung Vulpix

    @BrendanBTC fuckin' way she goes buddy

  27. Oscar Uzcategui

    Is that a mandolin?

    Samantha Alvarez

    Oscar Uzcategui yes

  28. Hoodoo the Clown

    If you live in hope, you're dancing to a terrible tune

  29. Big Cam

    don't take my word, just look skyward....

    Gabriel Vazquez

    Big Cam my favorite line!

  30. Sergio Domínguez

    Un tema con mucho ritmo.

  31. Eugene Lao

    Don't be greedy -  Petr Kropotkin (19-th centery, Russia)

  32. Swaggs303

    Don't trust a bull's horn

  33. Giuseppe Liturno

    Reminds of the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

  34. Kaoz Veidt

    They that dance must pay the fiddler...

  35. Sean Jarvis

    Pj Ladd's Wonderful, horrible life

  36. Heather Justice

    lol @ coypop

  37. Coypop

    This is as Jewish as Heavy Metal gets

  38. Jezzapoppy

    I went for the bull's horn and the doberman's tooth and even the runaway horse but I drew the line at you - sorry.

  39. Lovely Lobo

    dont take my word, just look skyward
    they that dance must pay the fiddler
    sky is darkening, dogs are barking
    but the caravan moves on...

    a poet and a prophet... the sign of jonah for a lost and crooked generation

  40. jberzoza74

    Tom? What is on your ind?

  41. JagoRisin

    Awesome.

  42. Bajskorv Mums

    .. A WHALE!!

  43. djksmile

    tell me who gives a good god damn youll never get out alive haha

  44. Patrick J Snape

    The greatest living artist.

  45. DiamondSoul

    Any Tom Waits upload is worth favoring!