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

  • I Don't Wanna Grow Up

    • klenow disse...
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    • Ago 23 2008, 5h18
    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 disse...
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    • Ago 23 2008, 11h02

    a bit like asking if picasso painted well...


    '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.

  • 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"


  • 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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    • Set 14 2008, 12h53
    for my all on "Black Rider" :-) specially "Just the Right Bullets" :-)

    • hobopop disse...
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    • Set 15 2008, 8h52
    of course, there's

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


  • - 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. :)

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    • Set 18 2008, 5h59
    Kommienezuspadt. =P

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    • Out 18 2008, 21h18
    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.

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    • Nov 2 2008, 11h56
    I'd go with Martha, but to be fair they're all brilliant.

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    • Nov 3 2008, 16h13

    Clap hands or

    Gun Street girl are both hilarious not to mention Singapore

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    • Nov 9 2008, 18h54
    "Road to peace"...

  • 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

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    • Nov 13 2008, 20h00
    Heh, I listened Frank Wild Years today. My favourite Tom's liryc is Blues Valentine... Besides all lirycs are great...

  • My current favorites are;

    Kentucky Avenue
    Heartattack and Vine

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    • Nov 14 2008, 14h44
    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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    • Nov 20 2008, 23h00
    Who Are You
    Road To Peace

  • Alice.

  • I think is san diego serenade..

  • "Who Are You"

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