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Song «Martha» von Tom Waits.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1973 03 06 (Album)
Label: Asylum SD 5061
Songwriter Tom Waits
Produktion: Jerry Yester
Genre: Rock - Singer-Songwriter - Pianoblues

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Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Jerry Yester

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[Verse 1] Operator, number please, it's been so many years Will she remember my old voice while I fight the tears? Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost And I am calling long distance, don't worry about the cost 'Cause it's been forty years or more, now Martha please recall Meet me out for coffee where we'll talk about it all [Chorus] And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows And we saved them for a rainy day [Verse 2] And I feel so much older now, you're much older too How's your husband? And how's your kids? You know that I got married too Lucky that you found someone to make you feel secure 'Cause we were all so young and foolish, now we are mature [Chorus] And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose And Martha, all I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows And we saved 'em for a rainy day [Verse 3] And I was always so impulsive, I guess that I still am And all that really mattered then was that I was a man I guess that our being together was never meant to be But Martha, Martha, I love you, can't you see? [Chorus] And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows And we saved 'em for a rainy day [Outro] And I remember quiet evenings trembling close to you