"Watch Her Disappear" as written by and Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan....
Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
Moving in a yellow bedroom light
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
I hear your champagne laugh
You wear two lavender orchids
One in your hair and one on your hip
A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
And I hear a banjo tango

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
...


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"Watch Her Disappear" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General Commenti can't believe no-one has commented on this song...
    the imagery is just amazing, you really do feel like you can see what he's describing.
    the use of sensual imagery is ace, " wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air.." "The air is wet with sound" ... need i say more?
    the lyrics are so poetic
    i could go on and on about this track, but i shan't
    just...wow
    :D
    feel_good_loston December 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgreed. 99% of people who try to write something like this come off melodramatic and purple, but somehow Tom Waits is able to hit just the right spot for it to be magic.
    Yaggaion April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"your champagne laugh..."

    one of the most beautiful descriptions i've come across. he is truly a poet as much as he is a song-writer. his voice gives this song it's power though- the way he purrs the line, "one in your hair and one on your hip" does as much for the atmosphere as the alliteration does.

    gorgeous!
    fearon May 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the most erotic songs ever written.
    Uraniumon May 06, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is an example of tom wait's impeccable ability to astound me with his poetry
    mulmoon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely amazing and poetic. You can see the true romance in the words of Tom Waits through this song.
    velvetpixiexon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was the song that got me into Tom Waits.
    He doesn't talk, he purrs.
    Black Holeon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, I can't even describe how much I love it.
    kittybiscuitson October 01, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion*Don't you understand?!? - It's his VOICE!!
    victorgladiumon October 14, 2010   Link

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