Heartattack and Vine Song Lyrics

Tom Waits


writers: Thomas Alan Waits
album: Track 1 in album Heartattack and Vine
release date: 1980-9
popularity : 41 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Ballad
length: 4:51
producer: Dayton “Bones” Howe
drums: John Thomassie
vocal: Tom Waits
engineer: Dayton “Bones” Howe
electric guitar: Tom Waits
bass: Larry Taylor
baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Plas Johnson
composer: Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine cover art


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Liar liar with your pants on fire, white spades hangin' on the telephone
Wire, gamblers reevaluate along the dotted line, you'll never recognize
Yourself on heartattack and vine.

Doctor lawyer beggar man thief, Philly Joe remarkable looks on in disbelief,
If you want a taste of madness, you'll have to wait in line, you'll probably
See someone you know on heartattack and vine.

Boney's high on china white, shorty found a punk, don't you know there ain't
No devil, there's just god when he's drunk, well this stuff will probably kill
You, let's do another line, what you say you meet me down on heartattack and

See that little jersey girl in the see-through top, with the peddle pushers
Sucking on a soda pop, well I bet she's still a virgin but it's only twenty-


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Heartattack and Vine
  • 2 In Shades
  • 3 Saving All My Love for You
  • 4 Downtown
  • 5 Jersey Girl
  • 6 'Til the Money Runs Out
  • 7 On the Nickel
  • 8 Mr. Siegal
  • 9 Ruby's Arms