"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 wanna walk away, start over again

No more rain, no more roses
On my way, shake my thirst in a cool cool pond

There's a winner in every place
There's 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's murder at a hundred and three
William Ray shot Corabell Lee
A yellow dog knows when he has sinned
You wanna 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 Maui 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

Ho ho yeah, hmm, yeah
Gotta walk away, gotta walk away, gotta walk away
Just wanna walk away yeah, wanna walk away and start over again
Wanna walk away, wanna walk away, wanna walk away


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"Walk Away" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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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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