"Little Drop of Poison" as written by and Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan....
I like my town with a little drop of poison
Nobody knows, they're lining up to go insane
I'm all alone, I smoke my friends down to the filter
But I feel much cleaner after it rains

She left in the fall, that's her picture on the wall
She always had that little drop of poison
She left in the fall, that's her picture on the wall
She always had that little drop of poison

Did the Devil make the world while God was sleeping
Someone said you'll never get a wish from a bone
Another wrong goodbye and a hundred sailors
That deep blue sky is my home

She left in the fall, that's her picture on the wall
She always had that little drop of poison
She left in the fall, that's her picture on the wall
She always had that little drop of poison

A rat always knows when he's in with weasels
Here you lose a little every day
I remember when a million was a million
They all have ways to make you pay
They all have ways to make you pay


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"Little Drop of Poison" as written by Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General Comment"I like my town with a little drop of poison"

    He likes things that a little bit twisted. He doesn't want a happy nice healthy life... it's more fun when everythings darker and more mysterious.
    elle91on January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes shrek2 rock. seriously. Tom Waits is an excellent evil pirate. it's the role he was born to play.
    lixtetraxon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, he's got a cool voice. :)
    Nosdravdeon April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard a different mix of this song and its MUCH better in my opinion
    mulmoon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere is deep emotion involved in this song.
    it's almost as if he's tearing out what he feels for the girl that left him, she poisoned him.
    he sings the depth of his being. great song.
    kateuson September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics above are pretain to the original version of the song, which was recorded in 1997 for the soundtrack to the film "End of Violence". Waits rerecorded thia song in 2003 for "Shrek2", with a slightly different arrangement (my favorite being the latter). the lyric arrangements are different in the new version.
    morris13on September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot strictly lyrics, but can anybody tell me if that's a tango rhythm? It's driving me nuts!
    morbid moragon January 28, 2009   Link

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