Heartattack and Vine Lyrics

Tom Waits

writers: Thomas Alan Waits
album: Track 1 in album Heartattack and Vine
release date: 1980-9
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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

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-
Five 'til nine, you can see a million of 'em on heartattack and vine.

Better off in iowa against your scrambled eggs, than crawling down cahuenga
On a broken pair of legs, you'll find your ignorance is blissful every goddamn
Time, your're waitin' for the RTD on heartattack and vine.

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