Tom Waits - Diamonds & Gold Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    album: Track 7 in album Rain Dogs
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    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
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 075679029928
    script: Latin