Wrong Side of the Road Song Lyrics

Tom Waits

Tom Waits Blue Valentine cover art
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Put a dead cat on the railroad tracks
When the wolf bains blooming by the tressle
And get the eyeball of a rooster
And the stones from a ditch
And wash em down with bilge water
And say you'll never snitch
Take the buttons from a yellow jacket
The feather from a buzzard
And the blood from the bounty hunters cold black heart
Catch the tears of a window
In a thimble made of glass
Tell your mama and your papa
They can kiss your ***
Poison all the water in the wishin' well
And hang all them scarecrows from a sycamore tree

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Somewhere (from 'West Side Story')
  • 2 Red Shoes by the Drugstore
  • 3 Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
  • 4 Romeo Is Bleeding
  • 5 $29.00
  • 6 Wrong Side of the Road
  • 7 Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
  • 8 Kentucky Avenue
  • 9 A Sweet Little Bullet From a Pretty Blue Gun
  • 10 Blue Valentines


  • credits


    album: Track 6 in album Blue Valentine
    release date: 1978-10
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Lo-Fi
    length: 5:14
    producer: Dayton “Bones” Howe
    drums: Chip White
    vocal: Tom Waits
    engineer: Dayton “Bones” Howe
    electric guitar: Tom Waits
    bass: Jim Hughart
    organ: Charles Kynard
    guitar: Ray Crawford
    tenor saxophone: Frank Vicari
    composer: Tom Waits
    lyricist: Tom Waits

    Album Information

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