Last Leaf Lyrics

by Tom Waits

I'm the last leaf on the tree
the autumn took the rest
but they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

The autumn wind blows
They're already gone
Flutter to the ground as they can't hang on
There's nothing in the world that I ain't seen
I greet all the new ones coming in green

I'm the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest
But they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

They say Ii've got staying power
Here on the tree
Been here since Eisenhower
And outlived Dee Vee

I'm the last leaf on the tree
the autumn took the rest
but they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree

I fight off the snow
I fight off the hail
nothing makes me go
I'm like some vestigial tale
I'll be here til eternity
if you want to know how long
If they cut down this tree
I'll show up in a song

I'm the last leaf on the tree
the autumn took the rest
but they won't take me
I'm the last leaf on the tree
I'm the last leaf on the tree
I'm the last leaf on the tree