21.12.10

Tom Waits "Pony"

While I was in South Africa, most precisely in Cape Town, I heard this song... My heart stopped. I felt something. Then, I asked Shane, my friend who had that CD: "Who sings this?" And he said: Tom Waits. It was an “introduction” I will never forget. Every time I listen to Waits I have the feeling I am there, watching the ocean. Hope you enjoy it as I did and do.

“Pony”
I've seen it all boys
I've been all over
Been everywhere in the
Whole wide world
I rode the high line
With old blind Darby
I danced real slow
With Ida Jane
I was full of wonder
When I left Murfreesboro
Now I am full of hollow
On Maxwell street...
And I hope my Pony I hope my Pony I hope my Pony
Knows the way back home
I walked from Natcher
To Hushpukena
I built a fire by the side
Of the road
I worked for nothin in a
Belzoni saw mill. I caught a
Blind out on the B and O
Talullah's friendly Belzoni ain't so
A 44'll get you 99
And I hope my Pony I hope my Pony I hope my Pony
Knows the way back home
I run my race with burnt face Jake
Gave him a Manzanita cross
I lived on nothin
But dreams and train smoke
Somehow my watch and chain
Got lost.
I wish I was home in Evelyn's Kitchen
With old Gyp curled around my feet (Chorus)

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