Cold water

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written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan

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Well I woke up this morning with the cold water
With the cold water, with the cold water
Woke up this morning with the cold water
With the cold water, with the cold

Police at the station and they don't look friendly
Well they don't look friendly, well they don't look friendly
Police at the station and they don't look friendly
They don't look friendly well they don't

Blind or crippled, Sharp or dull
I'm reading the Bible by a 40 watt bulb
What price freedom, Dirt is my rug
Well I sleep like a baby with the snakes and the bugs

Well the stores are all open but I ain't got no money
I ain't got no money lord I aint got no money
Stores are all open but I ain't got no money
Ain't got no money, Well I ain't

I found an old dog and he seems to like me
Seems to like me, well he seems to like me
Found an old dog and he seems to like me
Seems to like me, Well he seems

Seen them fellows with the card board signs
Scrapin up a little $, buy a bottle of wine
Pregnant women and the Vietnam vets
I say beggin on the freeway bout as hard as it gets

Well I slept in the graveyard it was cool and still
Cool and still, It was cool and still
Slept in the graveyard, It was cool and still
Cool and still and it was cool

Slept all night in the Cedar grove
I was born to ramble, Born to rove
Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter than ridin the rails

I look 47, but I'm 24
Well they shooed me away from here the time before
Turned there their backs and they locked their doors
I'm watching T.V. in the window of a furniture store

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from Groundswell, released October 1, 2013

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Pete Cornelius St Marys, Australia

Pete Cornelius grew up as far away from the Delta heartland as is almost possible. Heʼs never picked cotton, never hitched a ride on a freight train, nor traded with the Devil. Not knowingly, anyway. Yet the tasmanian is one of the most experienced young bluesman in the country, with more live shows & festival appearances, album releases & awards under his belt than most performers twice his age. ... more

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