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Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Closing Time (1973) and on the compilation album The Early Years, Vol. 2 (1993).

This song has been covered by Drugstore under the title "Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)".
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I'm singing this song, 'cause it's time it was sung
I've been putting it off for a while
But it's harder by now, 'cause the truth is so clear
That I cry when I'm seeing you smile

So goodbye, so long, the road calls me, dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone

Every time that I tried to tell you that we'd
Lost the magic we had at the start
I would weep, my heart, when I looked in your eyes
And I searched once again for the spark

So goodbye, so long, the road calls me, dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone

I can see by your eyes, it's time now to go
So I'll leave you to cry in the rain
Though I held in my hand the key to all joy
Honey, my heart was not born to be tamed

So goodbye, so long, the road calls me, dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone

So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone
Can I kiss you and then I'll be gone

Written by:

Tom Waits

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