23.3.07

for I am a rain dog too...




Rain Dogs

Tom Waits

(Island Records, 1985)


... music to live by ...

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There’s no other voice in the world like this one:

Let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out Jacks or Better on a blanket by the stairs
I’ll tell you all my secrets, but I lie about my past
So send me off to bed for evermore

            —from “Tango ‘Til They’re Sore”

This recording, a must, must have –

4 comments:

SarahJane said...

one of the best albums ever. such lyrics, & used to have that photo hanging above my desk.

"Edna Million in a drop dead suit
Dutch Pink on a downtown train
Two-dollar pistol but the gun won't shoot
I'm in the corner on the pouring rain.

hey little bird..."

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

"The moon in the window
and a bird on the pole
We can always find a millionaire
to shovel all the coal"

rae said...

Love Waits, especially that album. I'd be satisfied with him reading to me the dictionary.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

I know exactly what you mean, Rachel. Thanks for the read.