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!

(Reblogged from triste)

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

They’re wounded but they just keep on climbing. And they sleep by the side of the road.

Tom’s song: Diamonds & Gold

Image from Steve Perille 

There’s always some killing you’ve got to do around the farm.
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Tom’s song: Murder in the Red Barn
Image is a film still from The Night of the Hunter

See more from “Murder in the Red Barn”: Drifter, 
Lady Drinking Alone in Her Room

There’s always some killing you’ve got to do around the farm.

Tom’s song: Murder in the Red Barn

Image is a film still from The Night of the Hunter

See more from “Murder in the Red Barn”: Drifter

Lady Drinking Alone in Her Room

“If you go a long time without hearing music, then you hear music that nobody else hears.”
- Tom Waits

If you go a long time without hearing music, then you hear music that nobody else hears.”

- Tom Waits