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Who Are You

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Bone Machine (1992).

This song has been covered by Scarlett Johansson under the title "Who Are You".
Well, they're lining up to mad dog your tilt-a-whirl
Three shots for a dollar, win a real live doll
All the lies that you tell, I believed them so well
Take them back, take them back to your red house

For that fearful leap into the dark
Well, I did my time in the jail of your arms
Now Ophelia wants to know where she should turn
Tell me, what did you do, what did you do the last time, why don't you do that?

Well, go on ahead and take this the wrong way
Time's not your friend
Do you cry, do you pray, do you wish them away?
You're still leaving nothing but bones in the way

Did you bury the carnival with the lions and all? Excuse me while I sharpen my nails
And just are you, who are you this time?
You look rather tired, are you pretending to love?
Well, I hear that it pays well

How do your pistol and your Bible and your sleeping pills go?
Are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?
Well, I fell in love with your sailor's mouth
And your wounded eyes

You'd better get down on the floor
Don't you know this is war
Tell me, who are you this time?
Tell me, who are you this time?


Written by:

Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits

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