All the World Is Green

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Tom Waits

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and… more »

I fell into the ocean 
When you became my wife 
I risked it all against the sea 
To have a better life 

Marie you're the wild blue sky 
And men do foolish things 
You turn kings into beggars 
And beggars into kings 

Pretend that you owe me nothing 
And all the world is green 
We can bring back the old days again 
And all the world is green

The face forgives the mirror 
The worm forgives the plow 
The questions begs the answer 
Can you forgive me somehow?

Maybe when our story's over 
We'll go where it's always spring 
The band is playing our song again 
And all the world is green 

Pretend that you owe me nothing 
And all the world is green 
We can bring back the old days again 
And all the world is green 

The moon is yellow silver 
Oh, the things that summer brings 
It's a love you'd kill for 
And all the world is green 

He is balancing a diamond 
On a blade of grass 
The dew will settle on our graves
When all the world is green

Written by: KATHLEEN BRENNAN, THOMAS ALAN WAITS

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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