"Diamonds on My Windshield" as written by and Tom Waits....
Well these diamonds on my windshield
And these tears from heaven
Well I'm pulling into town on the Interstate
I got a steel train in the rain
And the wind bites my cheek through the wing
And it's these late nights and this freeway flying
It always makes me sing

There's a Duster tryin' to change my tune
He's pulling up fast on the right
Rolling restlessly by a twenty-four hour moon

And a Wisconsin hiker with a cue-ball head
He's wishing he was home in a Wiscosin bed
But there's fifteen feet of snow in the East
Colder then a welldigger's ass
And it's colder than a welldigger's ass

Oceanside it ends the ride with San Clemente coming up
Those Sunday desperadoes slip by and cruise with a dry back
And the orange drive-in the neon billin'
And the theatre's fillin' to the brim
With slave girls and a hot spurn bucket full of sin

Metropolitan area with interchange and connections
Fly-by-nights from Riverside
And out of state plates running a little late

But the sailors jockey for the fast lane
So 101 don't miss it
There's rolling hills and concrete fields
And the broken line's on your mind
The eights go east and the fives go north
And the merging nexus back and forth
You see your sign, cross the line, signalling with a blink

And the radio's gone off the air
Gives you time to think
And you hear the rumble
As you fumble for a cigarette
And blazing through this midnight jungle
Remember someone that you met
And one more block, the engine talks
Whispers home at last
It whispers home at last
Whispers home at last
It whispers home at last
Whispers home at last

And there are diamonds on my windshield
And these tears from heaven
Well I'm pulling into town on the Interstate
I got me a steel train in the rain
And the wind bites my cheek through the wing
Late nights and freeway flying
Always makes me sing
It always makes me sing

(Hey look here Jack, ok)


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"Diamonds on My Windshield" as written by Tom Waits

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    General CommentHis attempt to make Jack Kerouac type poetry...

    Really trying hard to be Beat

    It's cool actually, better than most of the actual poetry of the Best Generation
    ScreaminJayon June 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thnk that the song is exactly what the seems to be. He is a traveling musician coming home. Prior to becoming a traveling musician for a living him was a sailor in the U. S. Coast Guard. Diamonds on the winshield is the only metphorical statement in the song and this is clearly about the rain while he is trying to get home to relax.
    davbro2906on August 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeater than the Beats, I like that.
    MCDestroyeron June 05, 2012   Link

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