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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 run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Awa… more »

I got the style but not the grace I got the clothes but not the face
I got the bread but not the butter I got the window but not the shutter 
But I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan, hey, but I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan 
I got the house but not the deed
I got the horn but not the reed
I got the cards but not the luck
I got the wheel but not the truck 
But hey I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan, but hey, I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan 
I got the moon, I got the cheese I got the whole damn nation on their knees
I got the rooster, I got the crow
I got the ebb, I got the flow

I got the powder but not the gun
I got the dog but not the bun
I got the clouds but not the sky
I got the stripes but not the tie

But hey, I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan 
Hey-ho, they love the way I do it
Hey-ho, there's really nothing to it

I got the moon, I got the cheese I got the whole damn nation on their knees
I got the rooster, I got the crow
I got the ebb, I got the flow

I got the sizzle but not the steak I got the boat but not the lake
I got the sheets but not the bed
I got the jam but not the bread 
But hey, I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan Hey, I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan I'm big in Japan

Written by: KATHLEEN BRENNAN, THOMAS A. WAITS

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