God, I loved that Pontiac. Well, it was kind of an ox-blood.
God, but it handled so beautifully. Yeah, I miss that car. Well, it was a long time ago. A long time ago.

Tom’s song: The Pontiac

Image from marketablename

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I drink champagne from your thin blue veins.

Tom’s Song: On the Other Side of the World

Image from Rene Groebli

(I put this up a few years ago, but liked it enough for a repeat.)

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Some things Tom Waits wonders about

  • Is there a plug at the bottom of the ocean?
  • What do jockeys say to their horses?
  • How does it feel to be a tree by the freeway?
  • When is the world going to rear up and scrape us off its back?
  • Is a diamond just a piece of coal with patience?
My head is spinning round. My heart is in my shoes.

Tom’s song: Anywhere I Lay My Head
Image from Danny Lyon
My head is spinning round. My heart is in my shoes.

Tom’s song: Anywhere I Lay My Head

Image from Danny Lyon

Elvis Costello and Tom Waits —offering you a beer.

They were interviewed about songwriting in 1989. It’s a good read: http://tomwaitsfan.com/Official%20Tom%20Waits/html/tomwaits/i_twec.htm

Elvis Costello and Tom Waits —offering you a beer.

They were interviewed about songwriting in 1989. It’s a good read: http://tomwaitsfan.com/Official%20Tom%20Waits/html/tomwaits/i_twec.htm

She’s got big plans that don’t include you. Take it like a man.

Tom’s song: You Can’t Unring a Bell

Image from Larry Fink

Vocabulary Word

triste:

I like that tomwaitsvisualdictionary is a word in my phone’s dictionary. :)

Thanks Triste!

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I got the cards but not the luck.

Tom’s song: Big in Japan

Image from Arthur Tress

Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you.

Tom’s song: Watch Her Disappear
Image from Bruce Davidson

How far from the gutter; how far from the pew. I’ll always remember to forget about you.

Tom’s song: A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Image from Roswell Angier

(PS: Lyric attribution corrected. Thanks to those who noticed.)

See another movie still from this song: Only strangers sleep in my bed