"Walk Away" as written by and Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan....
Dot King was whittled from the bone of Cain

with a little drop of poison in the red, red blood

She need a way to turn around the bend

She said I want to walk away and start over again.



There are things I've done I can't erase

I want to look in the mirror, see another face

I said never, but I'm doing it again

I want to walk away, and start over again.



No more rain

No more roses

On my way, shake my thirst in a cool, cool pond.



There is a (widower/whittler/winner) in every place

There is a heart that's beating in every page

The beginning of it starts at the end

When it's time to walk away and start over again.



Weather is murder at a hundred and three

William Ray shot Corabell Lee

A yellow dog knows when he has sinned

You want to walk away and start over again.



No more rain

No more roses

On my way, shaking my thirst in a cool cool pond.



Cooper told Molly the whole block's gone

They're dying for jewelry, money, and clothes

I always get out of the trouble I'm in

I want to walk away, start over again.



I left my bible by the side of the road

Carve my initials in an old dead tree

I'm going away but I'm going to be back when

It's time to walk away and start over again.


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    General CommentJust found Tom Waits!!never gonna walk away!!from him or hell'ell brake luce!! never fathom how I got to 48! And never heard this musical genius I'm reborn brother!!
    brittmarie64on October 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Waits-Brennan, not by Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn - they may have written a song called "Walk Away" but this isn't it. See tomwaitsfan.com/tom%20waits%20library/www.tomwaitslibrary.com/lyrics/orphans-brawlers/…

    Anyway, this is an amazing song. Great rhythm, arrangement, and Tom's inimitable voice, putting into words and song that feeling that you get when you've screwed up - you just want to walk away, leave it all behind you and start over again. If only it was that easy.
    scottmeon February 21, 2014   Link

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