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​Never Let Go

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the compilation box set Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2007).

(Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)

Well, ring the bell backwards
And bury the axe
Fall down onto your knees into the dirt
I'm tired to the mast, between water and wind
Believe me you'll never get hurt
Now the ring's into the pawn shit
The rains into the hole
Down at the fire points I stand
I'll lose everything
But I never let go of your hand
Now Peter denied and Judas betrayed
I'll pay with the roll of the drum
And the wind will tell the turn from the wheel
And the watch man's making me proud
Well you leave one hanging by the skin of my teeth
I've only got one leg to stand
You can send me to hell
But won't let go of your hand
Swing from the rope onto a cross legged dream
Signed with the one-eyed jack's blood
From Temple and Union to Weyley and Grand
Walking back home into the mud
Now I must make my best
Of the only way home
Molly deals only in stones
I'm lost onto the mid way
I'm reckless into your eyes
Just give me a couple more throughs
I'll dare you to dine with the
Cross legged knights
Gimme to jump and I will
I'll fall from your grace
But I'll never let go of your hand
I'll never let go of your hand

Written by:

Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits