Tom Waits - Kentucky Avenue lyrics

Eddie Grace's buick got four bullet holes in the side
Charley Delisle is sittin' at the top of an avocado tree
Mrs Storm will stab you with a steak knife if you step on her lawn
I got a half a pack of lucky strikes man, so come along with me
Let's fill our pockets with macadamia nuts
And go ever to Bobby Goodmanson's and jump off the roof

Hilda plays strip poker when her mama's across the street
Joey Navinsky says she put her tongue in his mouth
Dicky Faulkner's got a switchblade and some gooseneck risers
That eucalyptus is a hunchback, there's a wind down from the south
So let me tie you up with kite string, I'll show you the scabs on my knee
Watch out for the broken glass, put your shoes and socks on,
and come along with me

Let's follow that fire truck, I think your house is burning down
Then go down to the hobo jungle and kill some rattlesnakes with a trowel
And we'll break all the windows in the old Anderson place
We'll steal a bunch of boysenberrys and smear 'em on your face
I'll get a dollar from my mama's purse, buy that skull and crossbones ring
And you can wear it round your neck on an old piece of string

Then we'll spit on Ronnie Arnold and flip him the bird
Slash the tires on the school bus, now don't say a word
I'll take a rusty nail, scratch your initials in my arm
I'll show you how to sneak up on the roof of the drugstore

I'll take the spokes from your wheelchair, and a magpie's wings
And I'll tie 'em to your shoulders and your feet
I'll steal a hacksaw from my dad, cut the braces off your legs
And we'll bury them tonight out in the cornfield

Just put a church key in your pocket
We'll hop that freight train in the hall
We'll slide all the way down the drain
To New Orleans in the fall