Frank's Wild Years - Tom Waits

    Well Frank settled down in the Valley
    and hung his wild years
    on a nail that he drove through
    his wife's forehead
    he sold used office furniture
    out there on San Fernando Road
    and assumed a $30,000 loan
    at 15 1/4 % and put down payment
    on a little two bedroom place
    his wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
    made good bloody marys
    kept her mouth shut most of the time
    had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
    that had some kind of skin disease
    and was totally blind. They had a
    thoroughly modern kitchen
    self-cleaning oven (the whole bit)
    Frank drove a little sedan
    they were so happy

    One night Frank was on his way home
    from work, stopped at the liquor store,
    picked up a couple Mickey's Big Mouths
    drank 'em in the car on his way
    to the Shell station, he got a gallon of
    gas in a can, drove home, doused
    everything in the house, torched it,
    parked across the street, laughing,
    watching it burn, all Halloween
    orange and chimney red then
    Frank put on a top forty station
    got on the Hollywood Freeway
    headed north

    Never could stand that dog


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