"Trampled Rose" as written by and Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan....
Long way going to
Get my medicine
Sky's the autumn grey of a lonely wren

Piano from a window played
Gone tomorrow, gone yesterday

I found it in the street
At first I did not see
Lying at my feet
A trampled rose

Passing the hat in church
It never stops going around

You never pay just once
To get the job done

What I done to me,
I done to you
So what happened to the trampled rose?

In the muddy street
With the fireworks and leaves

A blind man with a cup I asked
Would he sing 'Kisses Sweeter Than Wine'

I know this rose,
Like I know my name
The one I gave my love,
It was the same
Now I find it in the street,
A trampled rose



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    General CommentYeah nice vocal, covered recently well in a spooky vocal by Alison Krauss on the duet album (with Robert Plant) "Raising Sand". E-mail me (check profile) if you want a copy of Krauss' version.
    taal_19on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love his vocal on this.
    gweepson January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is perfect. "Long way going to get my medicine" is the perfect lead in, and when you consider the epiphany of the trampled rose...
    sweetadeleiiineon August 09, 2010   Link

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