Tom Waits - Watch Her Disappear Lyrics




Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
Moving in a yellow bedroom light
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
I hear your champagne laugh
You wear two lavender orchids
One in your hair and one on your hip
A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
And I hear a banjo tango

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared





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  1. Karen Lee

    SUPERB!

  2. pardo7

    Like si lo viste en recomendados

  3. CaROLiNEiSstillOnLiNE

    Tom waited for no man

  4. Ron Ruddick

    Volatile aromatic compounds?

  5. YOUSSEF LAMRABTI

    Probably one of the best songs ever !!

  6. SimpleKhajiit

    memospore.

  7. FOTOARTE SALAMANCA

    belleza absoluta

  8. sunx prasak

    What instruments are played here?Beautiful

    Matchstick Girl

    sunx prasak I ask so

    cojiro7

    I know this comment is from a month ago but, as best as I can tell, there is a pump organ, and some string instrument being plucked rather than bowed, I think a cello. Then a violin (possibly a viola?) comes in towards the end.

    sunx prasak

    thank you for telling me this

    Hirnlego999

    "Watch Her Disappear" – 2:33

    Tom Waits – Vocal, pump organ
    Dawn Harms – Violin
    Matt Brubeck – Cello
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_(Tom_Waits_album)

  9. Alice K

    such a beautifully miserable song in the soul.."I watched you as you disappeared..I watched you as you disappeared"

  10. J-Crafton

    Should've gotten that Prize instead of shit ass Dylan.

    Ela Lamblin

    J-Crafton that he avoids such international distinctions is even more beautiful...truthfully, waits is too beautiful to even be experienced on a stupid laptop, or YouTube.

  11. Carlos Martins

    strange way to tango!! you´re great dancers!

  12. 59vlada

    Cut w/o music on "I hear your champagne laugh" ...

  13. Cali Vandyk-Dunlevy

    pure poetry

  14. Marie Bernos

    Quelle merveille !

  15. anto jurik

    "TikazzzT"

  16. RIDETHESUNSHINE

    “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma
    .
    Will

  17. Fredy Rosero

    "Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you..."

  18. Chloe

    I've always loved the violin in this video.
    Ethereal, or perhaps more than that.

  19. Jennifer Donovan

    Hauntingly beautiful.

  20. vlado bozinoski

    pure art...

  21. Azazello321

    that is the most beautiful video i have ever seen on youtube. thank you so much for sharing this with us. oh god its so good!!!!!!! thanx so much.......

  22. Phantom Heart

    As a writer, this inspires me every time I listen to it. Waits is a pure poet and should be recognized as such.

    coreycox2345

    He is a fantastic writer, composer, comedian, and lighting designer HAMMER down. I love the dance to this piece.

  23. CounterPoint

    Man, these lyrics sweat sweetly

  24. Alicia Tapia

    Love this song and the video is perfect for it! Thank you .

  25. Joey J

    great song. choreography doesn't match, but still..interesting.

  26. Ed Word & The Misinformation Superhighway

    Awesome stuff. Our band's lead singer is very influenced by this music. Check it out if you get a chance. Cheers!

  27. RIDETHESUNSHINE

    “Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. 
    I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.” 
         Jonathan Safran Foer

  28. Anamaria Novak

    this is wonderful.

  29. Maire McCrystal

    this is like one of my favorite things

  30. Giannis manos

    ,,,,,,,,,,

    ΜΑΤΙΝΑ ΑΡΤΕΜΑΚΗ

    '' Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
    And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
    Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
    That rose in strangled ebony curls
    Moving in a yellow bedroom light
    The air is wet with sound
    The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
    And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
    Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
    A light goes on and the door opens
    And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard
    A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
    I hear your champagne laugh
    You wear two lavender orchids
    One in your hair and one on your hip
    A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
    Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
    And I hear a banjo tango
    And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
    And I watched you as you disappeared
    I watched you as you disappeared... ''

    Giannis manos

    @ΜΑΤΙΝΑ ΑΡΤΕΜΑΚΗ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Steven McCowan

    Champagne laugh.

  32. Ambros Karner

    last night I saw your video, I know you often drink a sluck of ...; You tell the story of a dream ...; she give her dance for you, you dance into the sun disappear, I understand you: ... you like me, and her, and them, .... ! guess what:  I like your musik ....  I like this video: ambros from graz, austria,europe,earth,milkyway

  33. brownj2

    This is probably the most beautiful video on YouTube.

    honouryourvomit

    I had the same thought. This is certainly a rare gem lost in the landfill of YouTube. I try to share it but nobody seems to be moved much . It is so perfect and pure to me.

  34. taiga ooma

    トムの歌は、心にしみます。アップありがとう〜

  35. Martijn Vreugde

    I dreamed I was dreaming of you" happy Valentines Day to all those who love the blues of the awesome Tom Waits. This as my love will know is my kind of music.

    Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."

  36. chungafrescor

    Què bien que està todo. Y còmo me felicito de darle tan poca pelota a la televisiòn. Gracias por poner esto en el aire. Gracias.

  37. Fantazia Stella

    magic...only magic...

  38. plasius

    this song makes me want to drink... every time

  39. santnaz1

    one of my top songs.

  40. bakayurei

    it's all greek to me

  41. Anti1989Creative

    I hate Tom for being a better poet than me.
    I love Tom for inspiring me to be better than myself.

  42. Nada CloudNude

    indeed! ;)

  43. mariposa9877

    Never ending sympathy... A veritable poet is Tom. And who could ever forget this voice!

  44. bsurfthewind

    Thank you. Amazing!!! It's hard when You watch her disappearing and you clearly see coming up all the mistakes you made.

  45. Mim B Mim

    dirrabb...

  46. Kalamari24

    Kirkbride, what are you doing to us?

  47. Ismael Richetta

    If my soul has a voice it sounds like Tom Waits

  48. Letro

    I watched you as you disappear...

  49. CAROL AMY BOEHME

    magnificent........ magnificent clip too xx

  50. johnniemoxie

    Nnnff...

  51. ElsbethMurdelizer

    this vid is magic...as is the song!

  52. christosprm

    Επ!Ελληνίδα,με τόσο καταπληκτικό μουσικό αισθητήριο;Συγχαρητήρια!

  53. princesslehaha

    It is what it is... just love it.

  54. ILCILEVIDEO

    this makes me fucking cry..always..always

  55. Bruce Smith

    It's got a good beat...you can dance to it

  56. wontchangeforme

    just close your eyes and let tom paint the picture.

  57. GraduadoFigo

    miss you...

  58. TSpike73

    @partyhat066 not to menention he's somewhat dillysillylexic

  59. Anchorbaby44

    Is this more of his Beatnik-y stuff?

  60. io gko

    ποσο φοβεροι ειναι οι χορευτες στην εναρξη?? καταπληκτικοι

  61. MsNicola2009

    love it

  62. bosifus jones

    i love the way tom paints with words he is a true artist

  63. Pedro Alima

    It feels like an ancient tale, sacred yet so present. Almost like if you don't hold your breath the magic would disappear.
    I'm not sure why, and i know is different but it reminded me a song called La Veillée.

    Cheer throught that timeless voice.

  64. CaptainBluebear08

    The Voice.

  65. Lai Tuan Hoang

    i have watched this over .... over .. over and over again ..

  66. MsNicola2009

    wonderful

  67. Courtney King

    Tom Waits voice never ceases to amaze me, and these lyrics..great stuff...one of my favorite songs by Tom

  68. Scarlet Ibis

    This is still so incredible. I love watching it.

  69. missraenose

    This song... this poetry....

  70. Scarlet Ibis

    @MrMentllet Gasp! You are right. Thank you so much.

  71. Scarlet Ibis

    @MrMentllet Gasp! You are right. Thank you.

  72. Scarlet Ibis

    @MrMentllet Gasp! You are right. Thank you.

  73. MrMentllet

    @LadyeXo the way you put it, it seems like tom is mcdonalds...
    correct that immediately

  74. NatalieWould2

    I can almost smell these lyrics.

  75. Scarlet Ibis

    @TheMetal903 I understand completely. But as much as I enjoy most of their work, they are not, and will never be as masterful as Tom. (Plus, I COULD mention the B***** word)

  76. TheMetal903

    im just tired of hearing about how great slipknot is.

  77. TheMetal903

    i would say that the word overrated more suits the voice of corey taylor. besides this is tom waits not slipknot.

  78. Stou MiVida

    I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS VIDEO AND THIS SONG!!! THANK YOU SOOO SOOO SOOO MUCH!!! KISSES FROM GREECE!

  79. gisi6789

    breathtaking!!!

  80. Rocker19patras

    @yiavvhs7 uparxoun kai ellhnes pou akoune kalh mousikh.....:)

  81. Scarlet Ibis

    @MyersKills You did not offend me, Corey Taylor's voice is incredible

  82. yiavvhs7

    oneira glyka

  83. WeShallNotBeMoved

    @MyersKills it doesnt matter how you get to tom waits. as long as you got there.........; )

  84. skurre

    JIM MORRISON WOULD HAVE LOVED HIM, he would

  85. Scarlet Ibis

    @MyersKills I adore Corey's voice, but none will ever match Tom's. However, I can guarantee that none of us here appreciate being called "hipsters". Tom Waits is far from "hip" but oh so close to having his own religion.

  86. Scarlet Ibis

    @Sealyfaye You do not swear in the name if Tom.

  87. Ciro Zumel

    fuck, just to amazing, i dont cry even when my granpa died, but this...

  88. mbalful

    awsome lyrics, i just adore him..and the video is great

  89. nicholaswheeler

    man this shit is heavy fucking beautiful beyond all music that is played now days

  90. Lisa Vantanen

    I've had many lovers in my life, and had poems written for and about me, but this, this moves me in it's sensuality, darkness, emotion and utter sense of craving...

  91. Iwanna Skantzeli

    so beautiful...it makes me cry:)

  92. Taller de Canto

    beautiful!!!

  93. Stephanie Ade

    is it really from amelia? the dancing doesn't look the same.

  94. Stephanie Ade

    it looks like it is from amelia, but i can't find the part of the film that this choreography is in.. it seems too fluid to be part of amelia, almost all of the dancing in the movie is sharper.

  95. pigletized

    So poetic and dreamy. So wonderous and darkly beautiful.

  96. Hirundo

    just one word: Perfect!

  97. Andrea Perrucci

    questo video è spettacolare