Who Sang Starving in the Belly of a Whale? Tom Waits

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Credits
release date: 2002-5-6
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 3:42
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: S. "Husky" Höskulds
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Oz Fritz
violin: Dawn Harms
bass: Larry Taylor
guest harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
cello: Matt Brubeck
bass clarinet: Colin Stetson
piano & chamberlin & electric guitar: Tom Waits
tom-tom: Gino Robair
Life is whittled
Life's a riddle
Man's a fiddle that life plays on

When the day breaks, and the earth quakes
Life's a mistake all day long
You tell me, who gives a good gooddamn
You'll never get out alive

Don't go dreaming
Don't go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In a crooked ol' world

[Chorus:]
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly of a whale
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly of a whale

Dan't take my word
Just look skyward
They that dance must pay the fiddler
Sky is darkening
Dogs are barking
But the caravan moves on

Tell me who gives a good gooddamn
You'll never get get out alive
Don't go dreaming
Don't go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In crooked ol' world
Starving in the Belly...

[Chorus]

As the crow flies
It's there the truth lies
At the bottom of the well
E-o-leven goes to heaven
Bless the dead here as the rain falls
Don't trust a bull's horn
A doberman's tooth
A runaway horse or me

Don't be greedy, don't be needy
If you live in hope you're
Dancing to a terrible tune
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly...

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