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Trampled Rose

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Real Gone (2004) and on the live album Glitter And Doom Live (2009).

This song has been covered by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss under the title "Trampled Rose".
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Long way going to
Get my medicine
Sky's the autumn grey of a lonely wren

Piano from a window played
Gone tomorrow, gone yesterday

I found it in the street
At first I did not see
Lying at my feet
A trampled rose

Passing the hat in church
It never stops going around

You never pay just once
To get the job done

What I done to me,
I done to you
What happened to the trampled rose?

In the muddy street
With the fireworks and leaves

A blind man with a cup I asked
Would he sing 'Kisses Sweeter Than Wine'

I know that rose,
Like I know my name
The one I gave my love,
It was the same
Now I find it in the street,
A trampled rose


Written by:

Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan

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