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Dead and Lovely (2004) – Tom Waits

Dead and Lovely is the fifth song presented here by Tom Waits. It comes from his 16th studio album Real Gone. It tells the story steeped in the Noir genre of a middle class girl lured into the underworld by

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Cemetery Polka (1985) – Tom Waits

The whacky circus music and Waits accustomed minstrel role is all here. You know good writing in a song when you have great characterization in few short words, but it’s elusive enough to impel the reader to interpret it based

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Big In Japan (1999) – Tom Waits

The first line of Big in Japan sums things up pretty well – ‘I got the style, but not the grace’. I am a huge fan of this song and I wish I had come across it much sooner in

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Bad as Me (2011) – Tom Waits

You’re the head on the spear You’re the nail on the cross You’re the fly in my beer You’re the key that got lost You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall You’re mother superior in only a bra

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(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits

(Looking for) the Heart of Saturday Night comes from Tom’s second studio album called The Heart of Saturday Night.  It was released 10 months after I was born in October 1974 which makes Tom pretty frickin’ old. Not really, he’s

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“It’s like a big ship… and the water’s on fire.” Tom Waits on David Letterman

Stumbled across this highly original, enriching, almost other-worldly performance by Tom Waits on Letterman. Stick around for the interview too. It’s a hoot!

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