Who Sang The Part You Throw Away? Tom Waits

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Release information
Release Date: 2002-5-6
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Blues Rock/Alternative Rock/Experimental/Ballad
length: 4:23
producer: Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits
vocal: Tom Waits
mixer: Oz Fritz
engineer: Jeff Sloan
recording engineer: Jacquire King
violin: Dawn Harms
acoustic guitar: Tom Waits
clarinet: Colin Stetson
cello & bass: Matt Brubeck
writer: Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
You dance real slow
You wreck it down
You walk away, then you
Turn around

What did that old blonde
Gal say?
That is the part...
You throw away

I want that beggars eyes
A winning horse
A tidy Mexican divorce

St. Mary's prayers
Houdini's Hands
And a Barman who always

Will you loose the flowers
Hold on to the vase
Will you wipe all those teardrops
Away from your fase
I can't help thinking
As I close the door
I have done all of this
Many times before

The bone must go
The wish can stay
The kiss don't know
What the lips will say

Forget I've hurt you
Put stones in your bed
And remember to never
Mind instead

Well all of your letters
Burned up in the fire
Time is just memory
Mixed in with Desire
That's not the road it is
Only the map...I say
Gone just like matches
From a closed down cabaret
In a Portuguese Saloon
A fly is a circling around
The room
You'll soon forget the
Tune that you play
For that is the part
You throw away
Ah, that is the part
You throw away

  • 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