"Hang On Little Tomato" as written by and Thomas Lauderdale China Forbes....
The sun has left and forgotten me
It's dark, I cannot see
Why does this rain pour down?
I'm gonna drown in a sea
Of deep confusion

Somebody told me, I don't know who
Whenever you are sad and blue
And you're feelin' all alone and left behind
Just take a look inside you you'll find

You gotta hold on
Hold on through the night
Hang on
Things will be all right
Even when it's dark and not a bit of sparkling
Sing-song sunshine from above
Spreading rays of sunny love

Just hang on
Hang on to the vine
Stay on
Soon you'll be divine
If you start to cry, look up to the sky
Something's coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead

And so I hold on to his advice
When change is hard and not so nice
If you listen to your heart the whole night through
Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you

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"Hang On Little Tomato" as written by Patrick Abbey China Forbes

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    General CommentHappy music :)) Seriously, it's such a nice and optimistic song, Pink Martini are great.
    adam_son December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm with you there, I love this song. Whenever things are shitty, or I"m in a really bad mood, I listen to this song to cheer me up. It's gotten me through a lot.
    PirateQueenon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA dear friend introduced me to Pink M. because of this song. I was sooooooooo depressed, my wife had left me and was in the arms of another, I had just injured myself and couldn't exercise, and was living alone with no one to hug. And into this sad-country-song situation enters my friend Patti, who says "listen to this". OK, it didn't outright change my life, but it sure felt uplifting to know someone cared - - this song brings that out in people.
    nosmaSon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Pink Martini in concert once when they played this song. Thomas Lauderdale introduced it by saying he'd seen a ketchup advertisement from 1964 that depicted a tomato on a vine, with the slogan, "Hang on, little tomato!" The idea being that they only harvested the most ripe and flavorful tomatoes to smash for their ketchup. So, he said, it's a song about hope... and death. Straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.
    revolution724on November 10, 2009   Link

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