Martha Song Lyrics

Tom Waits


writers: Tom Waits
album: Track 6 in album Closing Time
release date: 1973-5
popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Piano Blues/Ballad/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:33
producer: Jerry Yester
piano: Tom Waits
vocal: Tom Waits
cello: Jesse Ehrlich
lyricist: Tom Waits
composer: Tom Waits

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Tom Waits Closing Time cover art


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Operator, number, please:
It's been so many years
Will she remember my old voice
While I fight the tears?
Hello, hello there, is this Martha?
This is old Tom Frost,
And I am calling long distance,
Don't worry 'bout the cost.
'Cause it's been forty years or more,
Now Martha please recall,
Meet me out for coffee,
Where we'll talk about it all.

And those were the days of roses,
Poetry and prose and Martha


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ol’ ’55
  • 2 I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You
  • 3 Virginia Avenue
  • 4 Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
  • 5 Midnight Lullaby
  • 6 Martha
  • 7 Rosie
  • 8 Lonely
  • 9 Ice Cream Man
  • 10 Little Trip to Heaven (on the Wings of Your Love)
  • 11 Grapefruit Moon
  • 12 Closing Time