Tom Waits: Picking Up After You

01 January 2019


Here comes the bride and there goes the groom
looks like a hurricane went through this room
smells like a pool hall where's my other shoe
and I'm sick and tired of picking up after you

looks like you spent the night in a trench
and tell me how long have you been
combing your hair with a wrench
the roses are dead and the violets are too
and I'm sick and tired of picking up after you

well I've told you before I won't tell you again
you don't defrost the icebox with a ball point pen
this railroad apartment is held together with glue
and I'm sick and tired of picking up after you

because I know I've been swindled
I never bargained for this
what's more you never cared about me
why don't you get your own place
so you can live like you do
and I'm sick and tired of picking up after you

take all your relatives and all of your shoes
believe me I'll really swing when you're gone
I'll be living on chicken and wine after we're through
with someone I pick up after you

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