Saturday, 13 August 2011

I know that rose, like I know my name

Long way going to
Get my medecine
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 the 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

-Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan

Listen to Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's beautiful version of this song here

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