Better off Without a Wife - Tom Waits

    All my friends are married
    every Tom and Dick and Harry
    you must be strong
    to go it alone
    here's to the bachelors
    and the bowery bums
    and those who feel that they're the ones
    who are better off without a wife

    I like to sleep until the crack of noon
    midnight howlin' at the moon
    goin' out when I wanto, comin' home when I please
    I don't have to ask permission
    if I want to go out fishing
    and I never have to ask for the keys

    never been no Valentino
    had a girl who lived in Reno
    left me for a trumpet player
    didn't get me down
    he was wanted for assault
    though he said it weren't his fault
    well the coppers rode him right
    out of town


    selfish about my privacy
    as long as I can be with me
    we get along so well I can't believe
    I love to chew the fat with folks
    and listen to all your dirty jokes
    I'm so thankful for these friends
    I do receive



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