"Rosie" as written by and Tom Waits....
Well I'm sitting on a windowsill, blowing my horn
Nobody's up except the moon and me,
And a lazy old tomcat on a midnight spree
All that you left me was a melody.
Rosie, why do you evade? Rosie,
How can I persuade? Rosie

And the moon's all up, full and big,
Apricot tips in an indigo sky,
And I've been loving you, Rosie,
Since the day I was born
And I'll love you, Rosie 'til the day I die.
Rosie, why do you evade? Rosie,
How can I persuade? Rosie

Rosie, why do you evade? Rosie,
How can I persuade? Rosie

And I'm sitting on a windowsill, blowing my horn
Nobody's up except the moon and me,
And a lazy old tomcat on a midnight spree
All that you left me was a melody.
Rosie, why do you evade?
Rosie, how can I persuade? Rosie


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"Rosie" as written by Tom Waits

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    General CommentMy boyfriend played this to me and I cried like a baby! It seems so appropriate, he never knows what to do with me, and he's scared I'm going to leave, but he loves me, and I love him :D I'm so sad!
    PrettyLittleRosieon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDon't be too sad. I don't know why, but the song always reminds me of the TV sitcom 'All In The Family'. Please don't take this the wrong way, PrettyLittleRosie, but maybe it's because I can see Archie Bunker playing it! 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS!'
    elephant_rangeon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy mom just started listening to Tom Waits, well she used to listen to him but recently got back into him, and this song inspired her to do this painting of a man sitting against a windowsill playing a trumpet, with all the imagery this song conveys, and the paintings just incredible, anyone who's a fan of Tom would love to see it
    mattduczon May 01, 2005   Link

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