Wrong Side of the Road

Tom Waits


album: Track 6 in album Blue Valentine
release date: 1978-10
popularity : 8 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

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Tom Waits Blue Valentine cover art


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Put a dead cat on the railroad tracks
And get the eyeball of a rooster
And wash em down with bilge water
Take the buttons from a yellow jacket
And the blood from the bounty hunters cold black heart
In a thimble made of glass
They can kiss your ***
And hang all them scarecrows from a sycamore tree
Put em in a pillow case
Strangle all the Christmas carols
Tie em up with barbed wire
And I'll whittle you a pistol
Those sunsa*****es always seem to sneak up from behind
Fill up Johnny's t bird
Put on little perfume and ribbon in your hair
Tear a bolt of lightning
And throw in the cedar chest
Bring the gear shift knob from a forty nine mere
Let me hold you in the dirt
Tear the throat out of the night
Dig your nails into my back
You'll be a woman when I catch you

And a whole box of shells
We'll do a hundred mph
And we'll drive all the way to Reno


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