"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

Well, the 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
Well, they don't look friendly, well they don't

Blind or crippled, sharp or dull
I'm reading the Bible by a forty-watt bulb
What price freedom, dirt is my rug
Well, I sleep like a baby with the snakes and the bugs
Well, I

Stores are open but I ain't got no money
Well, I ain't got no money, well I ain't got no money
Stores are open but I ain't got no money
Well, I 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
Well, he seems to like me, well, he seems

Seen them fellows with the cardboard signs
Scrapin' up a little money 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 a 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 look forty-seven but I'm twenty-four
Well, they shooed me away from here the time before
Turned their backs and they locked their doors
I'm watchin' TV in the window of a furniture store

And I woke up this morning with the cold water
With the cold water, with the cold water
I woke up this morning with the cold water
With the cold water, with the cold

Well I woke up this morning with the cold water
Cold water, with the cold water
Woke up this morning with the cold water
Cold water, with the cold


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"Cold Water" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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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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