"New Coat of Paint" as written by and Tom Waits....
Let's put a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress
Baby I'll a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky

All our scribbled love dreams are lost or thrown away
Here amidst the shuffle of an overflowin' day
Our love needs a transfusion let's shoot it full of wine
Fishin' for a good time starts with throwin' in your line.

So let's put a new coat of paint
On this lonesome old town
Set em' up, set em' up we'll be knockin' 'em down
You wear a dress baby
I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky


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"New Coat of Paint" as written by Tom Waits

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on this.
    i first heard this song done by bob seger and i was impressed that he could write something so tasteful. then i found out who REALLY wrote this one. better version too. it seems he's writing about how relationships, or marriages can grow sour. maybe he's talking about two people who have grown old together, and that's exactly what happened to them. they need to do something to make them feel young again.

    or maybe it's even deeper.
    reckless1on July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of Toms best songs. To me it is about a stale relationship and the main character is trying to spice it up with a night out on the town. I could be wrong.

    Thats the thing with most of Toms songs, they all have meanings behind them that leave the listener with their own opinion as to what the meaning is all about.
    davbro2906on August 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Our love needs a transfusion let's shoot it full of wine
    fishin for a good time starts with throwin' in your line"
    Such clever lyrics
    Erika144on March 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentYou hit the nail on the head there. At least, I think you did. And I as well cannot believe that no one else has commented on this truly remarkable song. By far my favorite song of Tom Waits. Such a genius.
    PinkSupervisoron January 10, 2010   Link

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