"All Stripped Down" as written by and Tom Waits....
(Tom Waits)

Well the time will come
When the wind will shout
All stripped down
All stripped down
And all the sinners know
What I'm talking about
All stripped down
All stripped down
When all the creatures of the world
Are gonna line up at the gate

And you better be on time
And you better not be late
All stripped
All stripped down

Well you know in your heart
What you gotta bring
All stripped down
All stripped down
No big mink coat
No diamond ring
All stripped down
All stripped down

Well take off your paint
Take off your rouge
All stripped down
All stripped down
Let your backbone flip
And let your spirit shine through
I want you all stripped
All stripped
All stripped down

All the men we got
Well they're goin' down the drain
All stripped down
All stripped down
And when I see your sadness
On a river of shame
All stripped down
All stripped down

You got to raise up
Bot the quick and the dead
All stripped down
All stripped down
With no shoes on your feet
No hat on your head
I want you all stripped down
All stripped
All stripped down

Ain't nothin' in my heart
But fire for you
All stripped down
All stripped down
With my rainy hammer
And a heart that's true
I want you all stripped
All stripped
All stripped down


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  • +4
    General CommentIn my opinion this is one of Tom Waits finer moments. While there are some (brilliant) double-entendres about judgment day and strip tease, this is something far more worthwile than the sleazy smugness of "Pasties and a G-string". A song about the second coming, nude shows and honesty that evolves into something that resembles a... love song? With a dark undercurrent of tragedy. And all sung in a truly disturbing falsetto. Need I say more.
    Prunesqualloron December 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like they're playing this in a Finnish sauna.
    Big Nihilon October 27, 2008   Link

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