I'm goin' out west
Where the wind blows tall
Where Tony Franciosa
Used to date my 'ma
They got some money out there
They're giving it away
I'm gonna do what I want
And I'm gonna get paid
Do what I want
And I'm gonna get paid

Little brown sausages lying in the sand
I ain't no extra baby, I'm a leading man
Well my parole officer will be proud of me
With my Olds '88 and the devil on a leash
My Olds '88 and the devil on a leash

I know karate, Voodoo too
I'm gonna make myself available to you
I don't need no make up
I got real scars
I got hair on my chest
I look good without a shirt

Well I don't lose my composure
In a high speed chase
My friends say I'm ugly
I got a masculine face
I got some drag strip courage
I can really drive a bed
I'm gonna change my name
To Hannibal or maybe just Rex
Change my name to Hannibal
Or maybe just Rex

I know karate, Voodoo too
I'm gonna make myself available to you
I don't need no make up
I got real scars
I got hair on my chest
I look good without a shirt

I'm gonna drive all night
Get some speed
I'm gonna wait for the sun
To shine down on me
I got a hole in my roof
The shape of a heart

And I'm goin' out west
Where they appreciate me
Goin' out west
Where they appreciate me

Goin' out west
Gone


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    General CommentI figured if anyone could do this song justice, it would Josh Homme.

    But it's a pretty substandard cover. Not bad, not good.

    Can't beat the original.
    1555on July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree.
    Homme's vocals are insane.
    I'm having trouble deciding which is better - Tom Waits or Queens of the Stone Age. Waits because him and Brennan wrote it. It sounds better by QOTSA, though.
    the-granton July 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsecond rule...you don't talk about queens...
    nico623on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentQueens of the Stone Age are one of my favorite bands, but they really don't do this song any justice.
    dystopia4on July 23, 2010   Link

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