Who Sang Everything Goes to Hell? Tom Waits

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Credits
release date: 2002-5-6
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 3:46
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: S. "Husky" Höskulds
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Oz Fritz
bass: Matthew Sperry
accordion: Bebe Risenfors
clarinet: Don Plonsey
baritone saxophone: Colin Stetson
acoustic guitar & chamberlin: Tom Waits
timpani & bongos: Gino Robair
Why be sweet, why be careful, why be kind?
A man has only one thing on his mind...
Why ask politely, why go lightly, why say please?
They only want to get you on your knees!
There's a few things that I never could believe:

A woman when she weeps,
A merchant when he swears,
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares,
A snake when he is sleeping,
A drunkard when he prays.
I don't believe you go to heaven when you're good;
Everything goes to hell, anyway!

Laissez-faire mi amour, ce la vie.
Shall I return to shore or swim back out to sea?
The world don't care what a sailor does in town,
It's all hanging in the windows by the pound.
I don't believe you go to heaven when you're good;
Everything goes to hell, anyway!

I only want to hear you purr and to hear you moan.
You have another man who brings the money home!
I don't want dishes in the sink,
Don't ask me what I feel or what I think.
There's a few things that I never could believe:

A woman when she weeps,
A merchant when he swears,
A thief who says he'll pay
A lawyer when he cares,
A snake when he is sleeping,
A drunkard when he prays.
I don't believe you go to heaven when you're good;
Everything goes to hell, anyway!

Everything goes to hell, anyway!
Oh, everything goes to hell, anyway!



Tracklist
  • 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

  • Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin