"Cold Water" as written by and Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan....
Well I woke up this morning
With the cold water
With the cold water
With the cold water
Woke up this morning
With the cold water
With the cold water
With the cold

Police at the station
And they don't look friendly
Well they don't look friendly
Well they don't look friendly
Police at the station
And they don't look friendly
They don't look friendly well
They don't

Blind or crippled
Sharp or dull
I'm reading the Bible
By a 40 watt bulb
What price freedom
Dirt is my rug
Well I sleep like a baby
With the snakes and the bugs

Well the stores are open
But I ain't got no money
I ain't got no money
Stores are open but I
Ain't got no money
Ain't got no money
Well I ain't

Found an old dog
And he seems to like me
Seems to like me
Well he seems to like me
Found an old dog and he
Seems to like me
Seems to like me
Well he seems

Seen them fellows
with the card board signs
Scrapin up a little $
To buy a bottle of wine
Pregnant women and
The Vietnam vets I say
Beggin on the freeway
Bout as hard as it gets

Well I slept in the graveyard
It was cool and still
Cool and still
It was cool and still
Slept in the graveyard
It was cool and still
Cool and still and it
Was cool

Slept all night in the Cedar grove
I was born to ramble
Born to rove
Some men are searchin for the
Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter
Than ridin the rails

I love 47 but I'm 24
Well they shooed me away
From here the time before
Turned there their backs
And they locked their doors
I'm watching T.V. in
The window of a furniture store

Well I woke up this morning
With the cold water
With the cold water
With the cold water
Woke up this morning
With the cold water
With the cold water
With the cold


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    General Commentthis song is based on one of the many stories of tom waits' life. One night him and a friend were in a pub, when they left they saw 6 men beating up a 7th. They decided to help the man by taking on the 6 other men. what they didnt know was that the 6 men were off duty police officers that had decided to take the law into their own hands. due to this tom waits and his friend spent the night in jail. after being released tom sued the local police station and won his case.
    ntonton March 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLittle thing, but it's:
    I LOOK 47 but I'm 24.

    Great, great stuff.
    daseinsameon January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwaking up in the drunk tank!
    roger wilcoon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthats the first verse i think, but overall the song is about being homeless.
    deliriumtriggeron December 03, 2004   Link

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