Who Sang Top of the Hill? Tom Waits

Tom Waits Real Gone cover art

Some other versions of "Top of the Hill"
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Kathleen Brennan, Thomas Alan Waits
release date: 2004-10-4
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Lo-Fi/Experimental
length: 4:55
producer: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Mark Howard
recording engineer: Mark Howard
bass: Larry Taylor
guitar: Marc Ribot
percussion: Bryan “Brain” Mantia
turntable: Casey Waits
I'm gonna get me on the ride up
I'm gonna get

Can I have a little more on my voice?

Get me on the ride up
I'm on the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

New corn yellow and slaughterhouse red
The birds keep singing baby after you're dead
I'm gonna miss you plenty big old world
With our abalone earrings and your mother of pearl

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

I need your moon to be the sky against
Don't get your trouser button stuck on the fence
Diego red and bedlam money are fine
Why don't you come up here and see me sometime

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

There's very little leeway
I seen a mattress on the freeway
The moon rises over Dog Street
Jefferson said not every thing's reet
Have all the lights burned out on heaven again
I'll never roll the number 7 again

I'm made of bread and I'm on an ocean of wine
I hear all the birdies on the phone just fine

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

Black joke and the bean soup
Big sky and the Ford Coupe
Old maid and the dry bones
A red Rover and the Skinny Bones Jones
47 mules to pull this train
We're getting married in the pouring rain
You need your differential and plenty of oil
You load the wagon till the end of the world

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

What's your throttle made of, is it money or bone
Don't you doddle or you'll never get home
Opium, fireworks, vodka and meat
Scoot over and save me a seat

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

If I had it all to do all over again
I'd try to rise above the laws of man
Why don' cha gimme 'nother sip of your cup
Turn a Rolls Royce into a Chicken Coup

Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin'
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill

I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
Hey!


Stop and get me on the ride up
Stop and get me on the ride up
I'm only goin' to the top of the hill
Ha! Ha!



Tracklist
  • 1 Top of the Hill
  • 2 Hoist That Rag
  • 3 Sins of My Father
  • 4 Shake It
  • 5 Don't Go Into That Barn
  • 6 How's It Gonna End
  • 7 Metropolitan Glide
  • 8 Dead and Lovely
  • 9 Circus
  • 10 Trampled Rose
  • 11 Green Grass
  • 12 Baby Gonna Leave Me
  • 13 Clang Boom Steam
  • 14 Make It Rain
  • 15 Day After Tomorrow
  • 16 A-Chick-a-Boom

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