What Tom Waits song(s) do you like best lyrically?

 
    • Teddymacko a dit :...
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    • 20 août 2008, 16h13m
    I Don't Wanna Grow Up

    • klenow a dit :...
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    • 23 août 2008, 5h18m
    A Little Rain

    'she was fifteen years old and she'd never seen the ocean, she climbed into a van with a vagabond"

    that line kills me every time

    • hobopop a dit :...
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    • 23 août 2008, 11h02m

    a bit like asking if picasso painted well...

    but...

    'perhaps this yarn is the only thing that holds this man together...' (i love that!)

    also pony (all of it) and green grass ('god took the stars and he tossed them, can't tell the birds from the blossom'), hold on ('with her charcoal eyes and monroe hips'), time, the day after tomorrow...

    is all so perfect. saw him in edinburgh last month - my life changed i think. couldn't understand a word he sang but knew them all anyway - sad me!

    oh, and cemetary polka - genius! '...and the tumor is as big as an egg / he has a mistress, she puerto-rican, and heard she has a wooden leg'

    maybe also that thing about 'the kids can't get ice cream 'cause the market burned down'.

    i could be here all day.

    • Squiff219 a dit :...
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    • 9 sept. 2008, 18h49m
    Who Are You from Bone Machine

    "Are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?

    Well I fell in love
    With your sailor's mouth and your wounded eyes"

    :(

    • Kathersis a dit :...
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    • 13 sept. 2008, 21h02m
    hmmm all of them are good actually,that's one of the reasons ı love tom waits.
    But "little drop of poison" has a special place as it is the first song ı listened from him.And also "God's away on bussines" and "Blue valantine".

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    • 14 sept. 2008, 12h53m
    for my all on "Black Rider" :-) specially "Just the Right Bullets" :-)

    • hobopop a dit :...
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    • 15 sept. 2008, 8h52m
    of course, there's

    'never trust a man in a blue trenchcoat, never drive a car when you're dead'

    too...

  • - Never Let Go
    - Hold On
    - Old Shoes (and Picture Postcards)

    Those are the first three that come to mind. I'll limit myself to mentioning just three, otherwise I'll start naming them all. :)

    • LeCheek a dit :...
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    • 18 sept. 2008, 5h59m
    Kommienezuspadt. =P

    • TheSalsa a dit :...
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    • 18 oct. 2008, 21h18m
    Hoist That Rag

    "Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime."
  • If I had to choose just one ... Road to Peace.

    • Prouders a dit :...
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    • 2 nov. 2008, 11h56m
    I'd go with Martha, but to be fair they're all brilliant.

    • Burgoo a dit :...
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    • 3 nov. 2008, 16h13m

    Clap hands or

    Gun Street girl are both hilarious not to mention Singapore

    Burgoo
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    • 9 nov. 2008, 18h54m
    "Road to peace"...

    • Genesis35 a dit :...
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    • 10 nov. 2008, 20h48m
    Burma Shave
    Blue Valentines


    Actually...most of them.

    "The meanest man lingers under the shadows of piles that tell him that his fathers were not slaves...He toils in the fields with structures before him through which echoes the voice of centuries - the voice of soldiers, of scholars and of saints."
  • well...actual favourite of mine is Diamonds and Gold

    "go out to the meadow, the hills are a-green, sing me a rainbow, steal me a dream"

    we await silent trystero's empire
  • I’ll Be Gone
    I drink 1000 shipwrecks
    Tonight I’ll steal your paychecks

    • tomkalon a dit :...
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    • 13 nov. 2008, 20h00m
    Heh, I listened Frank Wild Years today. My favourite Tom's liryc is Blues Valentine... Besides all lirycs are great...

    • VonSamuel a dit :...
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    • 14 nov. 2008, 0h22m
    My current favorites are;

    Barcarolle
    Alice
    Kentucky Avenue
    Heartattack and Vine

    • Streetee a dit :...
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    • 14 nov. 2008, 14h44m
    Cemetery Polka is lovely.

  • christmas card from a hooker in mineapolis
    make it rain
    rain dogs
    table tab joe
    and... kommienezuspadt;]

    and that's lately

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    • 20 nov. 2008, 23h00m
    Who Are You
    Road To Peace
    Time

  • Alice.

    • BadSeed91 a dit :...
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    • 8 déc. 2008, 14h42m
    I think is san diego serenade..

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