"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" as written by and Tom Waits....
Well, I always play Russian Roulette in my head
It's seventeen black or twenty-nine red
How far from the gutter; how far from the pew
I will always remember to forget about you

A good man is hard to find
Only strangers sleep in my bed
My favorite words are: good-bye
And my favorite color is red

A long dead soldier looks out from the frame
No one remembers his war; no one remembers his name
Go out to the meadow; scare off all the crows
It does nothing but rain here, and nothing will grow

A good man is hard to find
Only strangers sleep in my bed
And my favorite words are: good-bye
And my favorite color is
my favorite color is
my favorite color is red


Lyrics submitted by Dr_Colossus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General CommentA song where a man unabashedly reveals himself for what little he is worth. A man who will bed women (my favourite colour is red) and then part ways with them (my favourite words are goodbye/I'll always remember to forget about you). While he admits that by his own standards he is not a "good man," he is unfazed by this reality because he finds himself in a predominantly somber, immoral world where good men (long dead soldiers) are sent to die only to be forgotten (no one remembers his war/his name). Why covet a relationship in such a world? Instead, shoo away women after you've had your way with them (scare off all the crows) and accept that in this world of sadness (it does nothing but rain here) there is no point to building a relationship (nothing will grow).
    TRaeCHon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah... great cabaret style song, and he makes it sound like from that period too.
    MardyAsson July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the trumpet solo
    mulmoon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite drinking songs.
    hangable_auto_blurbon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear a song like this, I feel like standing up and clapping.
    HatFullaRainon July 28, 2010   Link

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