All the World Is Green Lyrics - Tom Waits

Tom Waits Blood Money cover art
release date: 2002-5-6
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 4:37
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Oz Fritz
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Oz Fritz
bass: Larry Taylor
acoustic guitar: Tom Waits
cello: Matt Brubeck
clarinet: Colin Stetson
marimba: Bent Clausen
composer: Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
My head is spinning round, my heart is in my shoes, yeah
I went and set the Thames on fire, oh, now I must come back down
She's laughing in her sleeve boys, I can feel it in my bones
Oh, but anywhere I'm gonna lay my head, I'm gonna call my home

Well I see that the world is upside-down
Seems that my pockets were filled up with gold
And now the clouds, well they've covered over
And the wind is blowing cold
Well I don't need anybody, because I learned, I learned to be alone
Well I said anywhere, anywhere, anywhere I lay my head, boys
Well I gonna call my home

Lyrics licensed by
  • 1 Misery Is the River of the World
  • 2 Everything Goes to Hell
  • 3 Coney Island Baby
  • 4 All the World Is Green
  • 5 God's Away on Business
  • 6 Another Man's Vine
  • 7 Knife Chase
  • 8 Lullaby
  • 9 Starving in the Belly of a Whale
  • 10 The Part You Throw Away
  • 11 Woe
  • 12 Calliope
  • 13 A Good Man Is Hard to Find