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​Fannin Street

This song is by Tom Waits and appears…

This song has been covered by Scarlett Johansson under the title "Fannin Street".
(Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)

There's a crooked street in Houston town,
It's a well worn path I've followed down
Now, there's ruin in my name
I wish Id never got off the train,
I wished I'd listened to the words you said.

Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
You'll be lost and never found
You can never turn around
Don't go down to Fannin Street

Once I held you in my arms I was sure
Till I took that silent stare through the gilded door
But the desire to have much more
All the glitter and the roar
Now I know this is where the sidewalk ends.

Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
You'll be lost and never found
You can never turn around
Don't go down to Fannin Street


When I was young I thought only of getting out
I said good-bye to my street, good-bye to my house
Give a man gin, give a man cards
Give an inch, he takes a yard
And I rue the day that I stepped off this train.

Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
Don't go down to Fannin Street
You'll be lost and never found
You can never turn around
Don't go down to Fannin Street.

Written by:

Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits