48 thoughts on “Tom Waits – "God's Away On Business"

  1. "there's always free cheddar in a mouse trap"
    Used that one to save a few friends from bad decisions and damn does it make em think…..might just get it tattooed on me somewhere so I never forget it

  2. I’m a big fan of Tom but in this song he sounds like Batman from the dark night movies but still my favorite songs

  3. When you've just played Silent Hill 4: The Room and high af with your mate and than somebody breaking in and says: "DUDE, YOU HAVE TO DO A MUSIC VIDEO ON TOMORROW!"

  4. How is this fucking music? This guy is fucking awful and not talented at all. Who actually listens to this shit?!

  5. heard this for the first time at the end of the ENRON documentary. never heard a song so appropriately used in a documentary. also fantastic song

  6. Limu Emu brought me here…. says his mom, Shimu, got her start with Tom. . .
    Now someone please tell me…what in the polka-dotted fuck did I just watch??

  7. I discovered Tom Waits through Alice Cooper. His song "The Last Man on Earth" was described as being inspire by this guy.

  8. Lyrics God's Away on Business

    by Tom Waits

    I'd sell your heart to the junkman

    Baby, for a buck, for a buck

    If you're looking for someone to pull you out of that ditch

    You're out of luck, you're out of luck

    Ship is sinking

    The ship is sinking

    The ship is sinking

    There's leak, there's a leak, in the boiler room

    The poor, the lame, the blind

    Who are the ones that we kept in charge?

    Killers, thieves, and lawyers

    God's away, God's away

    God's away on business

    Business

    God's away, God's away

    God's away on business

    Business

    Digging up the dead with a shovel and a pick

    It's a job, it's a job

    Bloody moon rising with a plague and a flood

    Join the mob, join the mob

    It's all over, it's all over, it's all over

    And there's a leak, there's a leak, in the boiler room

    The poor, the lame, the blind

    Who are the ones that we kept in charge?

    Killers, thieves, and lawyers

    God's away, God's away, God's away

    On Business

    Business

    God's away, God's away

    On Business

    Business, ha

    Goddamn there's always such a big temptation

    To be good, to be good

    There's always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    It's a deal, it's a deal

    God's away, God's away, God's away

    On business

    Business

    God's away, God's away, God's away

    On business

    Business

    I narrow my eyes like a coin slot baby

    Let her ring, let her ring

    God's away, God's away

    God's away on business

    God's away, God's away

    God's away on business, business

  9. Wow, another side of Tom Waits I did not know about yet! This is great, its art! 😀

  10. Исполнитель: Том Уэйтс
    Постановка: Войцек
    Дата выпуска: 2002 г.
    Жанр: Альтернативная музыка/инди

  11. BACK IN 2009, A CHRISTIAN BAND CALLED ´´THE AWAKENING´´ IN CIUDAD LAZARO CARDENAS , MICHOACAN, MEXICO AND ME IN THE VOCALS(WHAT YOU COULD CALL VOCALS), MADE AN EXPERIMENT WITH THIS SONG, I SUGGESTED THEY PLAYED LIKE THAT BLUE OYSTER CULT ´´VETERAN OF PSIQUIC WARS´´SONG SO I COULD SING THE LYRICS AT THAT SAME SPEED …IT WORKED OUT!!! WITH SOME EXTRA PAUSES, BOTH PARTS MATCHED… WELL, THEIR PASTOR FOUND OUT THIS ´´UNGODLY´´ SONG IN A CD THEY SECRETLY RECORDED FROM THAT UNIQUE SESSION AND EXPELLED THEM FROM CHURCH THAT SAME MOMENT… NOW THEY ARE A VERY AKNOLEDGED BAND AT THE NORTHERN BORDER AT CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO AND SOMETIMES THEY TOUR GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR, AS WELL IN EL PASO AND CALEXICO NIGHT CLUBS… THEY CONTINUE TO PLAY THAT ´´DEVILISH´´ COVER OF THIS SONG…WAY TO GO, PEOPLE…XD

  12. This was the first song I ever heard by tom waits and it blew my mind what a strange dark cool sound that this man had/has. I didn't know what the song was called I've been looking for it for years! Every so often I would type in tom waits and listen to every song I came across. Finally, I love it

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