Ruby's Arms

by 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…




I will leave behind all of my clothes
I wore when I was with you
All I need's my railroad boots
And my leather jacket

As I say goodbye to Ruby's arms
Although my heart is breaking
I will steal away out through your
Blinds for soon you will be waking

The morning light has washed your face
And everything is turning blue now
Hold on to your pillow case
There's nothing I can do now

As I say goodbye to Ruby's arms
You'll find another soldier
And I swear to God by Christmas time
There'll be someone else to hold you

The only thing I'm taking is
The scarf off of your clothesline
I'll hurry past your chest of drawers
And your broken window chimes

As I say goodbye
I'll say goodbye
Say goodbye to Ruby's arms

I'll feel my way down the darken hall
And out into the morning
The hobos at the freight yards
Have kept their fires burning

So Jesus Christ this goddamn rain
Will someone put me on a train
I'll never kiss your lips again
Or break your heart

As I say goodbye
I'll say goodbye
Say goodbye to Ruby's arms

Written by: Tom Waits

Lyrics © JALMA MUSIC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

© Lyrics.com