Diamonds & Gold Lyrics

Tom Waits


album: Track 7 in album Rain Dogs
release date: 1985
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genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
styles: Electric Blues/Folk Rock/Experimental/Pub Rock
length: 2:33
producer: Tom Waits
lead vocals: Tom Waits
mixer: Robert Musso
engineer: Robert Musso
arranger: Tom Waits
bass: Larry Taylor
guitar: Marc Ribot
banjo: Robert Musso
marimba & percussion: Michael Blair
assistant mixer: Tony Gonzales and Jeff Lippay
assistant recorded by: Dennis Ferrante
composer: Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits

Cover Art

Tom Waits Rain Dogs cover art
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The broken glass
And the rusty nails
Where the violets grow
Say goodbye to the railroad
And the mad dogs of summer
And everything that I know
Chorus:
What some men will do here for diamonds
What some men will do here for gold
They're wounded but they just keep on climbin'
And they sleep by the side of the road
There's a hole in the ladder
A fence we can climb
Mad as a hatter
You're thin as a dime
Go out to the meadow
The hills are agreen
Sing me a rainbow
Steal me a dream
Small time Napoleons
Shattered his knees
But he stays in the saddle for Rose
And all his disciples
They shave in the gutter
And gather what's left of his clothers
Chorus
There's a hole in the ladder
A fence we can climb
Mad as a hatter
You're thin as a dime
Go out to the meadow
The hills are agreen
Sing me a rainbow
Steal me a dream


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Singapore
  • 2 Clap Hands
  • 3 Cemetery Polka
  • 4 Jockey Full of Bourbon
  • 5 Tango Till They're Sore
  • 6 Big Black Mariah
  • 7 Diamonds & Gold
  • 8 Hang Down Your Head
  • 9 Time
  • 10 Rain Dogs
  • 11 Midtown (instrumental)
  • 12 9th & Hennepin
  • 13 Gun Street Girl
  • 14 Union Square
  • 15 Blind Love
  • 16 Walking Spanish
  • 17 Downtown Train
  • 18 Bride of Rain Dog (instrumental)
  • 19 Anywhere I Lay My Head