Kentucky Avenue - Tom Waits

    Eddie graces buick got 4 bullet holes in the side
    charlie delisle sittin at the top of an avocado tree
    Mrs Stormll stab you with a steak knife if you step on her lawn i got a half pack of lucky strikes man come along with me lets fill our pockets with macadamia nuts then go over to bobby goodmansons and jump off the roof hilda plays strip poker and her mamas across the street joey navinski says she put her tongue in his mouth Dicky Faulkners got a switchblade and some gooseneck risers that eucalyptus is a hunchback theres a wind up from the south let me tie you up with kite string and i'll show you the scabs on my knee watch out for the broken glass, put your shoes and socks on and come along with me lets follow that fire track
    i think your house is burnin down
    the go down to the hobo jungle
    and kill some rattle snakes with a trowel
    we'll break all the windows in the old anderson place
    and steal a bunch of boysenberrys
    and smear em on our face
    i'll get a dollar from my mamas purse
    and buy that skull and crossbones ring
    and you can wear it around your neck
    on an old piece of string

    then we'll spit on ronnie arnold
    and flip him the bird
    and slash the tires on the school bus
    now don't say a word
    i'll take a rusty nail
    and scratch your initials on my arm
    and i'll show you how to sneak up
    on the roof of the drugstore

    take the spokes from your wheelchair
    and a magpies wings
    and tie em to your shoulders and your feet
    i'll steal a hacksaw from my dad
    and cut the braces off your legs
    and we'll bury them tonight in the cornfield

    put a church keey in your pocket
    we'll hop that freight train in the hall
    and we'll slide down the drain all the way
    to new orleans in the fall


    Marco Giunco
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