Last Leaf (Waits Tom)

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 When the autumn wind blows They're already gone They flutter to the ground 'Cause they can't hang on There's nothing in the world That I ain't seen I greet all the new ones that are coming in green I'm the last leaf on the tree The autumn took the rest but they wont take me I'm the last leaf on the tree They say I got staying power Here on the tree But I've been here since Eisenhower And I've out lived even he 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 tail I'll be here through 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