Tom Waits - We're All Mad Here Lyrics




You can hang me in a bottle like a cat
Let the crows pick me clean but for my hat
Where the wailing of a baby
Meets the footsteps of the dead
We're all mad here

As the devil sticks his flag into the mud
Mrs Carol has run off with Reverend Judd
Hell is such a lonely place
And your big expensive face will never last

And you'll die with the rose still on your lips
And in time the heart-shaped bone that was your hips
And the worms, they will climb the rugged ladder of your spine
We're all mad here

And my eyeballs roll this terrible terrain
And we're all inside a decomposing train
And your eyes will die like fish
And the shore of your face will turn to bone





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  1. Carl Spencer

    2002 was a great year for Tom Waits, Blood Money & Alice are both amazing

  2. Spongedaddy

    Is no one gonna talk about the weird voice 2 minutes in?

    Emily Nelson

    It's the eyeball kid from Mule variations

  3. liam Something

    Who's listening in 2017? Anyone?

    Colleen Spuzzillo

    liam Something me of course

    Ryan Sutherland

    better yet, listening in the summer of 2018

    Coffee

    found his music today, 8.12.18, one day after his birthday

    some good drinking music

  4. jim my

    St was so off meant Be fine be well

  5. jim my

    Neeee fine

  6. jim my

    as ilistwn wish wasn't hearin impaired no prob never could hear shit lyrycs the beat was OFF
    As I may try to type again the music was a beat off might try it again just needs woooooha sound so I can get offffffffffffff

    Jeffrey Meyer

    What the fuck

  7. Peggy Lang

    ... a bit Freaky ....but who isn't these days ....ty .

  8. Joey Herrera

    Brai , Bro Joey Herrera Genghis one.and that's who I am..I am mentioned on th is song because I've got something to do with these ppl.

  9. esserai

    Dobre. Oj dobre..

    polkilosera

    Wyśmienite wręcz.

  10. john furey

    demo version is even better

  11. Sterling Silversmith

    "We're All Mad Here"

    You can hang me in a bottle like a cat
    Let the crows pick me clean but for my hat
    Where the wailing of a baby
    Meets the footsteps of the dead
    We're all mad here

    As the devil sticks his flag into the mud
    Mrs Carol has run off with Reverend Judd
    Hell is such a lonely place
    And your big expensive face will never last

    And you'll die with the rose still on your lips
    And in time the heart-shaped bone that was your hips
    And the worms, they will climb the rugged ladder of your spine
    We're all mad here

    And my eyeballs roll this terrible terrain
    And we're all inside a decomposing train
    And your eyes will die like fish
    And the shore of your face will turn to bone

  12. Coseepo

    jesus christ

  13. terra meow

    this is my familys theme song...

  14. interestingyoutubechannel

    if you're listening to this get help. ....oh shit, wait

  15. sophiesayseatcake

    The fact that the chain smoking comment has 127 likes baffles me.

  16. rhaud

    check this song out

  17. rhaud

    youtube com/watch?v=F-dlJekbXYo

  18. saxabass

    This song scares the shit out of me... in a good way

  19. xPsychoxClownx

    shoulda bought CDs

  20. EmpoweredByKnowledge

    ahh that's awful, hope you feel better soon.

  21. firefoxerika

    that was him o.O I haven't seen that movie in the longest time

  22. Dove Tophat

    @GameBoyPL1991 Oh my gosh...Waits and Svankmajer would be so amazing! (I agree too that Burton's film was incredibly unfaithful to the books, which was disappointing for me since I'm actually a fan of a lot of his stuff and expected something more original.)

  23. GameBoyPL1991

    @oh1hek Nope, Waits' "Alice" is one of the greatest tributes to that wonderful book and Burton butchered it by turning delightful mixture of nonsence, dreams, madness and imagination into piece of typical "good vs. evil (also epic battles and shit)" Hollywood movie. I would rather see collaboration of Tom and Czech director Jan Svankmajer - he is pure genius, watch his "Something from Alice" - it's pure surrealistic bliss.
    PS. Yeah, I'm kind of "Alice in Wonderland" nerd. :p

  24. mmiaxx2002

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh home again...............

  25. Bedlington

    0 dislikes, its soooo tempting; but i jus cant, hes jus sooo good

  26. Lewis Winter

    @oh1hek Aye, I was just saying that to a friend!

  27. macfreak18

    @LaGoonch i smoke chains with a blowtorch
    OMG I JUST REALIZED!!! The soundtrack for Alice: Madness Returns HAD to have been inspired by Tom Waits... just listen to it.

  28. Hugh Carpenter

    @oh1hek I agree!

  29. Muffincakeswithsugar

    You mad bro?

    Jeffrey Meyer

    We're all mad here.

  30. oh1hek

    He definetly needs to do something with Tim Burton

  31. Dark Art Delights

    He would have made a good voice in Nightmare Before Christmas, & an even better song!

    Louise-anne Mcgowan

    Dark Art Delights yes!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Q949621

    @ThePunkrokgrrl Definitely! He was also in Bram Stoker's Dracula as the crazy bug-eating guy. Stunning.

  33. smoogirl

    @bacardi119 I think he would have made a good voice actor as Rattlesnake Jake from Rango lol :)

  34. bacardi119

    @residentevlidead I was thinking something similar. But not in a TB's movie but in the new Batman movie as Bane. I think he would pull it off just great. Then again, what does this man do wrong?

  35. Canti

    reminds me of banjo and kazooie

  36. Regy Frances

    yes and he is the master of mad asylum

  37. atuamãede4caralhomaisaoyoutube

    dammit im mad, now read this backwards

  38. skinnydoggyz

    tom waits, never losin that feel, his imagery, soul and sound, i think he's one of the best artists of modern times, but i'm sure you already knew that.

  39. Dizzi Lizzi

    I was accidently listening to this with channel 4s The Curfew music on at the same time, it sounds really good. If I could work out a way to download both and mix them together I would. =)

  40. Dillbob1

    @rachaelmae94 yeah out of all the stuff ive heard the rain dogs and alice albums are the best

  41. Rachael Bowen

    :) I'm in love with his music. Especially the Alice album.

  42. Thomas Fichtenmayer

    He really does sing in Werewolf. Note: this is not a complaint.