"2:19" as written by and Kathleen Brennan Tom Waits....
I lost everything I had in the '29 flood
The barn was buried 'neath a mile of mud
Now I've got nothing but the whistle and the steam
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I said, hey, hey, I don't know what to do
I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Now there's a fellow that's preaching 'bout hell and damnation
Bouncing off the walls of the Grand Central Station
I treated her bad, I treated her mean
Baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I said, hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Hey, I don't know what to do
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Now I've always been puzzled by the yin and the yang
It'll come out in the wash, but it always leaves a stain
Sturm and Drang, the luster and the sheen
My baby's leaving town on the -

Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I will remember you
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

Lost the baby with the water, and the preacher stole the bride
Sent her out for a bottle, but when she came back inside
She didn't have my whiskey, didn't have my gin
With a hat full of feathers and a wicked grin

I said, hey, hey, I will remember you
Yeah baby, I will remember you
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

On the train you get smaller, as you get farther away
The roar covers everything you wanted to say
Was that a raindrop or a tear in your eye?
Were you drying your nails or waving goodbye?

Hey, hey, I will remember you
Hey, hey, I don't know what to do
Oh baby
My baby's leaving town on the 2:19

I will remember you
I don't know what to do, baby


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"2:19" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    My OpinionI wasn't planning on dedicating all my comments on song meanings to pointing out the genius of Tom Waits, but hey hey :-)

    "On the train you get smaller as you get further away
    The roar covers everything you wanted to say
    Was that a raindrop in the corner of your eye?
    Were you drying your nails or waving good bye?"

    -Jaw drops-
    wolfticketon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGroovy as hell.
    gweepson December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gritty, nasty, and mucky in the best possible way. tom waits is a genius.
    Evening staron July 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA great bluesy Boogie.......what happens when you mix Captain Beefheart with Stevie Wonder
    BarnabyHugheson October 21, 2015   Link

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