"Ice Cream Man" as written by and Tom Waits....
I'll be clickin' by your house about two forty-five
Sidewalk sundae strawberry surprise
I got a cherry popsicle right on time
A big stick, mamma, that'll blow your mind

'Cause I'm the ice cream man, I'm a one-man band yeah
I'm the ice cream man, honey, I'll be good to you

Baby, missed me in the alley, baby, don't you fret
Come back around and don't forget,
When you're tired and you're hungry and you want something cool
Got something better than a swimming pool

'Cause I'm the ice cream man, I'm a one-man band
I'm the ice cream man, honey, I'll be good to you yeah
'Cause I'm the ice cream man, I'm a one-man band
I'm the ice cream man, honey, I'll be good to you

See me coming, you ain't got no change
Don't worry baby, it can be arranged
Show me you can smile, baby just for me
Fix you with a drumstick, I'll do it for free

'Cause I'm the ice cream man, I'm a one-man band
I'm the ice cream man, honey, I'll be good to you
Be good to you, be good to you yeah
Good to you yeah, good to you yeah, good to you yeah, good to you yeah
Good to you yeah, good to you, I'll be good to you, I'll be good to you
Don't you know I'll be good yeah, good to you yeah I'll be good yeah, good to you yeah


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"Ice Cream Man" as written by Tom Waits

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    General CommentHehe, satire. Always good for a laugh.
    Seriously.
    What an awesome song, though. Not much to interpret
    ikefoxon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo interpretation, be warned.
    Stereogum said this song was embarassing, but I think that they are just taking music to seriously. This is such a fun song.
    fearpanic4on June 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentClickin' by your house about two forty-five
    by the word clicking Tom means that he was a modern man (however he looks old) by clicking on the computer mouse

    I'm a one-man band
    if you turn band backwords then you get dnab, doesn't make much sence you think, BUT Tom's dog was called Marky, see the connection?

    I'm your ice cream man
    this is obviously a reference to his sexuel preferences, can't blame him for that.

    Be good to you, be good to you,
    By repeating this sentence twice Tom creates a repeating sentence referencing to the Pointer Sisters.
    KingJelleon January 06, 2006   Link

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