Everything You Can Think Of Is True


Everything you can think of is true
Before the ocean was blue
You were lost in a flood
run red with your blood’s
Nigerian skeleton crew

Everything you can think of is true
The dish ran away with the spoon
Dig deep in your heart for that little red glow
We’re decomposing as we go

Everything you can think of is true
And fishes make wishes on you
We’re fighting our way up dreamland’s spine
With black flamingos, expensive wine

Everything you can think of is true
The baby’s asleep in your shoe
Your teeth are buildings with yellow doors
Your eyes are fish on a creamy shore


Words and music by Tom Waits



Demo recording made in Hamburg, Germany in late 1992


Tom Waits: Vocals and harmonium
Time: 2.55


Track 8 on ‘Alice ­ The Original Demos’ 1999
Track 15 on the second ‘Alice’ 1999


NOTE: One line is changed from the Thalia booklet. It reads:
‘With black flamingos and terrible wine’