RUBY'S ARMS


I will leave behind all of my clothes I wore when I was with you
all I need is my railroad boots and my leather jacket
as I say goodbye to ruby's arms although my heart is breaking
I will steal away out through your blinds for soon you will be waking

the morning light has washed your face and everything is turning blue now
hold on to your pillow case • there's nothing I can do now
as I say goodbye to ruby's arms you'll find another soldier
and I swear to god by christmas time there'll be someone else to hold you

the only thing I'm taking is the scarf off of your clothesline
I'll hurry past your chest of drawers and your broken wind chimes
as I say goodbye I'll say goodbye
say goodbye to ruby's arms

I will feel my way down the darken hall and out into the morning
the hobos at the freightyard have kept their fires burning
so jesus christ this goddamned rain • will someone put me on a train
I will never kiss your lips again or break your heart
as I say goodbye I'll say goodbye
say goodbye to ruby's arms

                                                           tom waits