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ecojaded
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JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241683 1 year, 6 months ago
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you.

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got.

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon.

Up on Housing Project Hill
It's either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you're lookin' to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don't need you
And man they expect the same.
Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost.

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to bluff

I'm going back to New York City
I do believe I've had enough.
She tries to live by the golden rule.
Said you treat other people right,
Other people probably treat you cool.
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SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241686 1 year, 6 months ago
I like Tom Thumb's, but I'm not feeling bluesy today, so I'll go for this one instead:

Buckets of rain
Buckets of tears
Got all them buckets coming out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
You got all the love honey baby
I can stand.

I been meek
And hard like an oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke
Friends will arrive friends will disappear
If you want me honey baby
I'll be here.


I like your smile
And your fingertips
I like the way that you move your hips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me
Misery.

Little red wagon
Little red bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like
I like the way you love me strong and slow
I'm taking you with me honey baby
When I go.

Life is sad
Life is a bust
All ya can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and ya do it well
I'll do it for you honey baby
Can't you tell?
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jaredlang
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241687 1 year, 6 months ago
Phil changed the last line of the lyrics at the Sweetwater show last month, something about staying in Marin county he doesnèt think heès had enough.
Neil Young did a great version of this song at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary anniversary show at MSG in the 90's.
Standing on the moon with nothing left to do
A lovely view of heaven but I'd rather be with you
funky420
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241693 1 year, 6 months ago
jaredlang wrote:
Phil changed the last line of the lyrics at the Sweetwater show last month, something about staying in Marin county he doesnèt think heès had enough.
Neil Young did a great version of this song at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary anniversary show at MSG in the 90's.




I have that Dylan 30th on DVD
The voices tell me what to say
CosmicCookie
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Posts:372
Its dizzying, the possibilities...

Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241710 1 year, 6 months ago
"I started out on Heinekin, but soon hit the harder stuff..." Phil
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry
splatter_face
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Posts:2338

Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241726 1 year, 6 months ago
I know a guy that's got a lot to lose.
He's a pretty nice fellow but he's kind of confused.
He's got muscles in his head that ain't never been used.
Thinks he own half of this town.
Starts drinking heavy, gets a big red nose.
Beats his old lady with a rubber hose,
Then he takes her out to dinner and buys her new clothes.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
You're up one day and the next you're down.
It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
I was sitting in the bathtub counting my toes,
When the radiator broke, water all froze.
I got stuck in the ice without my clothes,
Naked as the eyes of a clown.
I was crying ice cubes hoping I'd croak,
When the sun come through the window, the ice all broke.
I stood up and laughed thought it was a joke
That's the way that the world goes 'round.

.....nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
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wlewis
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241732 1 year, 6 months ago
ecojaded wrote:
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you.

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got.

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon.

Up on Housing Project Hill
It's either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you're lookin' to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don't need you
And man they expect the same.
Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost.

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to bluff

I'm going back to New York City
I do believe I've had enough.
'

don't worry dude, i know what you're saying
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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MushroomMan
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241746 1 year, 6 months ago
jaredlang wrote:
Phil changed the last line of the lyrics at the Sweetwater show last month, something about staying in Marin county he doesnèt think heès had enough.
Neil Young did a great version of this song at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary anniversary show at MSG in the 90's.


I believe Phil sang "I'm going back to Marin County" at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester also, maybe NYCdave (or anyone else that was there) can confirm that one. I think it was the last show of the run/tour.
nycdave
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241784 1 year, 6 months ago
MushroomMan wrote:
jaredlang wrote:
Phil changed the last line of the lyrics at the Sweetwater show last month, something about staying in Marin county he doesnèt think heès had enough.
Neil Young did a great version of this song at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary anniversary show at MSG in the 90's.


I believe Phil sang "I'm going back to Marin County" at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester also, maybe NYCdave (or anyone else that was there) can confirm that one. I think it was the last show of the run/tour.


Since this subject came up (plus it's such a wonderful song) I just re-listened to the Port Chester version of Tom Thumbs, played the last nigt of the run, which was 11/18/12. Not to get off the subject, however what a wonderful show that one was. Anyhow, in this version Phil sings "I'm staying right here in New York City, I ain't had enough." Uh he wasn't even in New York City when he sang this, but far be it from me to quibble, Port Chester is close enough.

Phil has made a bunch of creative changes to the lyrics of this song over the years. The original verse:
"And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got."
has been changed to:
"And my best friend, my drummer
Won't even tell me what it is that I dropped"

The original (Bob Dylan) verse:
"Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post"
Has been changed to:
"Now all the congressmen
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the speaker of the house
Into leaving his post"

This was first changed after Newt Gengrich resignation from the speakership on November 6, 1998 and then the House on January 3, 1999. The resignation came after substantial allegations that Newt was having extra marital affairs.
Phil sang this line recently after out current speaker of the house John Boehner could not control his underlings during budget negotiations. In 1973 Spiro Agnew resigned as Vice President, amid charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. For this occasion Phil changed the line to: "How they blackmailed the Vice President into leaving his post."

In addition to changing "burgundy" to "Heineken" in the line below, he also on more then one occasion changed it to "mothers milk."
I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff

I'm sure that there have been other changes over the years, for now these are some that I remember.
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Terrapin Sedation
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Re: JUST LIKE tom thumbs blues

#241806 1 year, 6 months ago
one of the first and one of the best

Hershey audio only 6.28.85

Last Edit: 1 year, 6 months ago by Terrapin Sedation.
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