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Opening Intro

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Nighthawks At The Diner (1975).

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An inebriated good evening to you all
Welcome to Rapheal's Silver Cloud Lounge
Slip me a little crimson, Jimson
Give me the lowdown, Brown
I want some scoop, Betty Boop
I'm on my way into town

Course I'd rather
Want to thank you all for opening the program for us
I'm so goddamn horny that the crack of dawn better be careful around me

I wanna pull on your coat about something here tonight
Yeah, a little news I'd like to throw your direction
See I, I used to know a girl
Yeah, and it was a hubba hubba and ding ding ding
I said, "Baby, you got everything."
A week later it was a hubba hubba and ding ding dong
Baby, it sure didn't last too long

I know things are tough all over
They ain't getting any better

But I was moved
Kind of swivel a little bit of a kind of an emotional weather forecast for you this evening
What I'm talking about is
Well, you know I've been playing nightclubs and staying out all night long
Come-a home late, gone for three months
Come back and everything in the refrigerator turns into a science project

So you get designs on a waitress, you know
She got three or four kids
She's sorting out her checks and she's counting out her change
You say, "Hey baby, heat me up a bear claw on the radar range."
Well and then it gets real cold


Written by:

Tom Waits


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