"Drunk on the Moon" as written by and Tom Waits....
Tight-slacked clad girls on the graveyard shift
Neath the cement stroll
Catch the midnight drift
Cigar chewing Charlie
In the newspaperness
Grifting hot-horse tips
On who's running the best

[Chorus]
And I'm blinded by the neon
Don't try and change my tune
Cause I thought I heard a saxophone
I'm drunk on the moon

And the moon's a silver slipper
It's pouring champagne stars
Broadway's like a serpent
Pulling shiny top-down cars
Laramer is teeming
With that undulating beat
And some Bonneville is screaming
It's way wilder down the street

[Chorus]

Hearts flutter and race
The moon's on the wane
Tarts mutter their dream hopes
The night will ordain
Come schemers and dancers
Cherry delight
As a Cleveland-bound Greyhound
And it cuts through the night

And I've hawked all my yesterdays
Don't try and change my tune
'Cause I thought I heard a saxophone
I'm drunk on the moon


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"Drunk on the Moon" as written by Tom Waits

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    General Commentcan anyone please recommend to me more artists/songs like this type of Tom Waits? I love this bluesy drunken late night intelligent music. timdabomb@triad.rr.com
    timcdabombon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know that it is proably to late for this comment, but Michael Garington. He is a photographer and singer/songwriter
    davbro2906on August 07, 2011   Link

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