Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Tom Waits

    Hey charlie I'm pregnant
    and living on the 9th street
    right above a dirty bookstore
    off euclid avenue
    and i stopped takin dope
    and i quit drinkin whiskey
    and my old man plays the trombone
    and works out at the track

    and he says that he loves me
    even though its not his baby
    and he says that he'll raise him up
    like he would his own son
    and he gave me a ring
    that was worn by his mother
    and he takes me out dancin
    every saturday night.

    and hey charlie i think about you
    everytime i pass a fillin station
    om account of all the grease
    you used to wear in your hair
    and i still have that record
    of little anthony & the imperials
    but someone stole my record player
    now how do you like that?

    hey charlie i almost went crazy
    after mario got busted
    so i went back to omaha to
    live with my folks
    but everyone i used to know
    was either dead or in prison
    so i came back to minneapolis
    this time i think i'm gonna stay.

    hey charlie i think i'm happy
    for the first time since my accident
    and i wish i had all the money
    that we used to spend on dope
    i'd buy me a used car lot
    and i wouldn't sell any of em
    i'd just drive a different car
    every day, dependin on how
    i feel

    hey charlie for chrissakes
    do you want to know the
    truth of it?
    i don't have a husband
    he don't play the trombone
    and i need to borrow money
    to pay this lawyer
    and charlie, hey
    i'll be eligible for parole
    come valentines day


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