I'll show you the scabs on my knee.

"Eddie Grace’s Buick, got four bullet holes in the side.

And, Charlie DeLisle is sittin’ at the top of an avocado tree.

Mrs. Storm will stab you with a steak knife, if you step on her lawn.

I got a half a pack of Lucky Strikes, man, so come along with me.

And let’s fill our pockets with macadamia nuts.

And go over to Bobby Goodmanson’s, and jump off the roof.

Well, Hilda plays strip poker when her mama’s cross the street.

…Joey Navinski says she put her tongue in his mouth.

And Dicky Faulkner’s got a switchblade and some gooseneck risers.

That eucalyptus is a hunchback, there’s a wind down from the south.

So let me tie you up with kite string and I’ll show you the scabs on my knee.

Watch out for the broken glass, put your shoes and socks on,

And come along with me.

Let’s follow that fire truck, I think your house is burnin’ down.

And go down to the hobo jungle, and kill some rattlesnakes with a trowel.

And we’ll break all the windows in the old Anderson place.

And we’ll steal a bunch of boysenberries, and I’ll smear ‘em on your face

I’ll get a dollar from my mama’s purse and buy that scull and crossbones ring,

And you can wear it ‘round your neck on an old piece of string.

Then we’ll spit on Ronnie Arnold and flip him the bird.

And slash the tires on the school bus, now don’t say a word.

I’ll take a rusty nail and scratch your initials in my arm.

And, I’ll show you how to sneak up on the roof of the drugstore.

I’ll take the spokes from your wheelchair and a magpie’s wings,

And I’ll tie ‘em to your shoulders and your feet.

I’ll steal a hacksaw from my dad and cut the braces off your legs,

And we’ll bury them tonight out in the cornfield.

Just put a church key in your pocket, we’ll hop that freight train in the hall

We’ll slide all the way down the drain,

…To New Orleans in the fall”

- Tom Waits Kentucky Avenue