Who Sang Misery Is the River of the World? Tom Waits

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Credits
release date: 2002-5-6
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 4:26
producer: Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Oz Fritz and S. "Husky" Höskulds
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Oz Fritz
bass: Larry Taylor
bass clarinet: Bebe Risenfors
piano & calliope: Tom Waits
marimba & gong & bell: Gino Robair
The more he shows his tail
Call no man happy 'til he dies
There's no milk at the bottom of the pail
God builds a church
The devil builds a chapel
Like the thistles that are growing
'round the trunk of a tree
All the good in the world
You can put inside a thimble
And still have room for you and me
If there's one thing you can say
About Mankind
There's nothing kind about man
You can drive out nature with a pitch fork
But it always comes roaring back again
Misery's The River Of The World
Misery's The River Of The World
Misery's The River Of The World
The higher that the monkey can climb
The more he shows his tail
Call no man happy 'til he dies
There's no milk at the bottom of the pail
God tempers all the rules for the new shore lands
The Devil knows the Bible like the back of his hand
All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble
And still have room for you and me
If there's one thing you can say about Mankind
There's nothing kind about man
You can drive out nature with a pitchfork
But it always comes roaring back again
For want of a bird
The sky was lost
For want of a nail
A shoe was lost
For want of a life
A life was lost
For want of a toy
A child was lost
And Misery's The River Of The World
Misery's The River Of The World
Everybody Row! Everybody Row!
Misery's The River Of The World
Misery's The River Of The World
Everybody Row! Everybody Row!
Everybody Row! Everybody Row!
Everybody Row!





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