Who Sang Lullaby? Tom Waits

Tom Waits Blood Money cover art
release date: 2002-5-6
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 2:10
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Oz Fritz
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Jacquire King
acoustic guitar: Tom Waits
cello: Matt Brubeck
Stroh violin & violin: Dawn Harms
composer: Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
lyricist: Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
Well Frank settled down in the Valley
and he hung his wild years
on a nail that he drove through
his wife's forehead
he sold used office furniture
out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a $30,000 loan
at 15 1/4% and put a downpayment
on a little two bedroom place
his wife was a spent peice of used jet trash
made good bloody marys
kept her mouth shut most of the time
had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had somekind of skin disease
and was totally blind
they had a thoroughly modern kitchen
self-cleaning oven (the whole bit)
Frank drove a little sedan
they were so happy
One night Frank was on his way home
from work, stopped at the liqour store
picked up a couple of Mickey's Big Mouths
drank 'em in the car on his way
to the Shell station, he got a gallon of
gas in a can, drove home, doused
everything in the house, torched it
parked across the street laughing
watching it burn, all Halloween
orange and chimney red then
Frank put on a top forty station
got on the Hollywood Freeway
headed north
Never could stand that dog

  • 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