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

 
    • Streetee a dit :...
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    • 19 avr. 2008, 11h07m

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

    Intersting, Funny, Random.. etc
    How ever you want to play it.

    Modifié par Streetee le 31 jui. 2008, 8h27m
  • Lyrical? ALL OF THEM, Streetee, all of them xDDD

    For me one of the funniest is "I don't wanna grow up" :)
    I really like this video:


    • Anisietta a dit :...
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    • 22 avr. 2008, 16h57m
    I change my mind every day...
    Today Grapefruit moon

    • hippiepoet a dit :...
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    • 21 mai 2008, 17h22m
    It's a two-way tie between "Singapore" and "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You." I just love how random and bizarre the lyrics are in "Singapore," and I always thought the story Waits told in the other song was funny and beautiful at the same time.

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    • 30 mai 2008, 21h59m

    Any & all................sez I.

    Diamonds on my windsheild,teardrops from heaven.............(beautiful).

  • Many, many, "Blue Valentine" or "Picture in a frame" for example but today:

    "Tempation" and "Eggs and Sausages"

  • Little Drop of Poison ("I smoke my friends down to the filter :D)
    Murder in The Red Barn

    but it"s changing

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  • 'Little Drop of Poison,' or 'Pasties and a G-String.' But there are many others.

    • mikfbablen a dit :...
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    • 6 juin 2008, 13h25m
    id have to say grapefruit moon and shiver me timbers

    The lost irish man mik
    • Inesss a dit :...
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    • 10 juin 2008, 13h58m
    Take It With Me (I especially adore this one), Grapefruit Moon, Flower's Grave - these are so beautiful. Singapore, Big In Japan, Underground - just so, same with Gun Street Girl and Little Drop of Poison.

    'Sides, I LOVE What's He Building. Perfectly psychodelic.

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    • 11 juin 2008, 1h52m
    "Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)", "Bottom of the World", "Tango Till They're Sore", "I'll Be Gone", "Romeo Is Bleeding", "Don't Go Into That Barn", "The Piano Has Been Drinking", "Singapore", "God's Away On Business", "Just The Right Bullets", "Lucinda", "Tom Traubert's Blues".

    These songs I chose for reasons that Waits is a unique storyteller. Inducing you into a sly song, a unraveled graveling piece, a circus bard's tale, or a bittersweet ballad.

    Favorite songs (musically), different answers..

  • Romeo is bleeding is my new favourite lyric from him

    i was painted this line: "Singin' along with the radio with a bullet in his chest" to my wall the day before yesterday

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  • Its between Jersey Girl and Time. I think Time is taking a bit of a lead, if only because New Jersey's involvement with the song Jersey Girl.

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    • 30 juin 2008, 8h41m
    well - i feel Jockey Full of Bourbon like a poetry. It has something very elegant in lines like:

    Bloody fingers on a purple knife
    Flamingo drinking from a cocktail glass


    or

    Yellow sheets on a Hong Kong bed
    Stazybo horn and a Slingerland ride

    also: the allegorical Piano Has Been Drinking is killing me.

    my 2 cents.

    • shep1982 a dit :...
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    • 3 jui. 2008, 13h22m
    for me the best lyrics have to be for tom traubert's blues

    • JoePill a dit :...
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    • 6 jui. 2008, 7h33m
    Sins of My Father
    Rain Dogs
    Swordfishtrombone
    All The World Is Green
    Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
    Hold On
    Cold Cold Ground
    Frank's Wild Years
    Dead And Lovely

    The man knows how to write a lyric.

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    • 6 jui. 2008, 16h47m
    i love the lyrics from Who Are You:
    "how do your pistol and your bible and your sleeping pills go? are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?"

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    • 15 jui. 2008, 14h41m
    Oily Night

    :P

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    • 27 jui. 2008, 8h05m
    For obvious reasons (for me anyway) my favorite at the moment is San Diego Serenade.

    Never saw the white line , 'til I was leaving you behind
    Never knew I needed you, 'til I was caught up in a blind
    Never spoke I love you, until I cursed you in vain
    Never felt my hearts strenghts 'til I nearly went insane

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    • 8 août 2008, 1h05m
    Innocent when you dream - life in a nutshell

    I actually dont care what the argument was about.
  • God's away on bussiness, Cemetary polka, 9th & Hennepin and Anywhere I lay my head are my favourites.

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    • 8 août 2008, 11h45m
    Sins Of My Father.

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    • 10 août 2008, 1h12m
    Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis

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    • 10 août 2008, 1h19m
  • All the World is Green is fantastic

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