Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Noirsville Tune of the Week

Tom Waits

Frank's Wild Years

Well Frank settled down in the Valley
and he hung his wild years 
on a nail that he drove through 
his wife's forehead
he sold used office furniture 
out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a $30,000 loan 
at 15 _ % and put a down payment 
on a little two bedroom place
his wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
made good bloody marys
kept her mouth shut most of the time
had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had some kind of skin disease
and was totally blind. They had a thoroughly modern kitchen
self-cleaning oven (the whole bit)
Frank drove a little sedan
they were so happy

One night Frank was on his way home 
from work, stopped at the liquor store,
picked up a couple Mickey's Big Mouths
drank 'em in the car on his way 
to the Shell station, he got a gallon of 
gas in a can, drove home, doused 
everything in the house, torched it,
parked across the street, laughing
watching it burn, all Halloween 
orange and chimney red then 
Frank put on a top forty station
got on the Hollywood Freeway
headed North

Never could stand that dog

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