Starving In The Belly Of A Whale

Album: They Lie In Wait
(Waits)

Life is whittled
Life’s a riddle
Man’s a fiddle that life plays on
When the day breaks, and the earth quakes
Life’s a mistake all day long
Tell me who gives a good goddamn
You’ll never get out alive

Don’t go dreaming
Don’t go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In a crooked ol’ world

Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale
Starving in the belly 
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale

Don’t take my word
Just look skyward
They that dance must pay the fiddler
Sky is darkening
Dogs are barking
But the caravan moves on
Tell me who gives a good goddamn
You’ll never get out alive

Don’t go dreaming
Don’t go scheming
A man must test his mettle
In a crooked ol’ world

Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale
Starving in the belly 
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale

As the crow flies
It’s there the truth lies
At the bottom of the well
E-o-leven goes to heaven
Bless the dead here as the rain falls
Don’t trust a bull’s horn
A doberman’s tooth
A runaway horse or me

Don’t be greedy
Don’t be needy
If you live in hope you’re 
Dancing to a terrible tune

Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale
Starving in the belly 
Starving in the belly
Starving in the belly of a whale

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