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Last Leaf

This song is by Tom Waits, features Keith Richards and appears on the album Bad as Me (2011).

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I'm the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

When the autumn wind blows
They're already gone
They flutter to the ground
'Cause they can't hang on

There's nothing in the world
That I ain’t seen
I greet all the new ones
That are coming in green

I'm the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

They say I got staying power
Here on the tree
But I've been here since Eisenhower
And I've out lived even he

I'm the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won’t take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

I fight off the snow
I fight off the hail
Nothing makes me go
I'm like some vestigial tail

I'll be here through eternity
If you want to know how long
If they cut down this tree
I'll show up in a song

I'm the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

I'm the last leaf on the tree
I'm the last leaf on the tree

Written by:

Kathleen Brennan Wikipedia16 / Tom Waits

Musicians:

Guitars & Background vocals: Keith Richards

annotations:

Eisenhower Wikipedia16

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