"The Ballad Of Tom Jones" as written by James Desmond Edwards, Francis Griffiths and Thomas Scott....
The Ballad Of Tom Jones
 

What did I do wrong?
Oh, you nearly drove me cuckoo
I am really all that bad?
You're worse than Hannibal Lecter,
Charlie Manson, Freddy Krueger
Why are we still together?
Oh, I can't leave you
till you're dead
You mean
till death do us part
I mean like cyanide,
strangulation or an axe through your head
It was lucky for us
I turned the radio on
They say that music soothes
the savage beast
There was something in that voice
that stopped us seeing red
The two of us would've surely
have ended up dead
 

You stopped us from killing each other
(Tom Jones, Tom Jones)
You'll never know but you saved our lives
(Tom Jones, Tom Jones)
I've never thrown my knickers at you
And I don't come from wales
 
Still haven't solved our problems
You mean we hate each other's guts
Still want to poison your pizza
And I still want to cut off your hands
I've phoned the marriage guidance
I've tied the phone-line
round your neck
I'm sick of all this hatred
Oh, that'll be the arsenic
making you sick
You were about to drive me
over the edge of a cliff
As I tried to jump out
I knocked the stereo on
You changed your mind
and then slammed on the brakes
It was lucky for us
we bought his greatest hits
 

 
And now our war is over
I've lost the urge to break your neck
I owe my life to
What's New Pussycat
Delilah stopped me hating you
and wishing you're dead
Oh, I used to call Satan
I called you Cruella de Ville
But now you call me your Delilah
And now I'm not your Lucifer
And I am just a pussycat
But just a word of warning now
Just in case
we ever get tired of his voice
I know the Mafia, Godzilla,
King Kong
And I know an atom bomb
that's going for a song
 


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"The Ballad of Tom Jones" as written by Francis Griffiths James Edwards

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    General CommentObviously a couple who are having some trouble in paradise...witness:
    T - Why are we still together?
    C - Oh, I can't leave you till you're dead
    T - You mean till death do us part?
    C - I mean like cyanide, strangulation or an axe through your head

    But their killer instincts are sated when Tom Jones comes onto the radio.CT - You stopped us from killing each other
    (Tom Jones, Tom Jones)
    CT - You'll never know but you saved our lives
    (Tom Jones, Tom Jones)
    C - I've never thrown my knickers at you
    T - And I don't come from wales

    And so on and so forth.
    This is a very witty, well-written song. It's one of my favourites, cause Tommy and Cerys's voices go so well together.
    Arianrhodon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.

    *dances*
    save_my_dayon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink it's pretty clear what this is about... reminds me of Beautiful South's "A Little Time" but with more bile!
    ThatKidSteveon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNobody says "knickers" quite like Cerys...
    paul_fon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBy the way - it's not "cut off your nuts" it's "cut off your 'nads" as in gonads.
    paul_fon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally? 'Cause nuts rhymes with guts... and it certainly sounds like nuts



    Funny song :)
    niennaon May 28, 2008   Link

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