Blue Skies (early version)


Blue skies over my head
Give me another reason to get out of bed
Blue skies shine in my face
Give me another woman to take her place

Ain’t got no money, cupboards are bare
No cigarettes, and the kids got nothing to wear
She walked out without a word
Now the only sound left is that morning bird

Singing, blue skies over my head
Give me another reason to get out of bed
Blue skies shine in my face
Give me another woman to take her place

Singing, blue skies over my head
Give me another reason to get out of bed
Blue skies shine in my face
Give me another woman to take her place
Give me another woman to take her place


Words and music by Tom Waits
©1992 Bizarre / Straight Records



Demo recorded between July and December 1971


Tom Waits: Vocals and guitar


Track 5 on the album ‘The Early Years, Vol 2’ 1992
Time: 2.10

A later version was released as single in 1974