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I Love Tom Waits

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    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I Never Talk To Strangers

    But for you, I'll make an exception
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Sep 17, 2012

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    Only Recently

         It was only in november 2007 that i first heard/saw tom waits. I can't believe i had gone that long without ever hearing of him! He is great! :)
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Jun 18, 2008

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    Never Heard of Him

    I'd never heard of the person so me being a big music lover, I wiki'd him. He sounds very interesting. I will definitely check him out. Thanks to MadMorrigan. I saw him in your experiences. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 25, 2007

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    Blue Valentine

    I am revisiting Blue Valentine. Rediscovering how good it is. Romeo is Bleeding, there's a bullet in his chest. And Postcard from a Hooker in Minneapolis - whoa. Great jazz grooves, blues, and of course Blue Valentine. I love this album. Thanks, Tom.
    NorthernDancer NorthernDancer 46-50, M Feb 17, 2008

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    The ocean doesn't want me today But I'll be

    back tomorrow to play And the stranglers will take me Down deep in their brine The mischievous braingels Down into the endless blue wine I'll open my head and let out All of my time I'd love to go drowning And to stay and to stay But the ocean doesn't want me today I'll go in up...
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M May 25

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    Sir Tom Waits........

    BEST story teller......EVER! He is a modern day, musical shakespear. Better. I love him. I love his voice. I love his style. I love every song he sings. He's brilliant. He is magical with words. He is my favorite artist. By far.
    EzraJade EzraJade 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    Lol... Can You Identify This Tom Waits Song? :)

    When life gets you down, Dance with the lads down at the Wind Orchestra Gig   Good luck :)
    KhayP KhayP 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2010

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    The Past Few Nights...

     For the past couple of nights... maybe weeks, I have been listening to tom waits all night while i sit here. Sometimes his voice is so sad but at the same time I can laugh and enjoy some of the craziness. None of my friends really get what i see in him. There is just...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    We're All Mad Here

    I've always been drawn to quirkiness and oddities, and since I was first introduced to the poignant work of Waits a few years back, there are few other musicians that has inspired me more than him. He is simply a incredible lyricist, a quite bizarre one that is. Cliché alert; he...
    bluelips54 bluelips54 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Old Raindog

    Tom has been my fave. A fan for over 30 years... saw him quite a number of times over that period. I'm a member of the Raindog internet discussion group also. Favorite Tom moment... all of em really but the one where I actually got close enough to pat him on the back as he came...
    teaserus teaserus 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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    Waits Down Under

    I was intrigued recently to read an article in online media about the ageing Tom Waits, and how he does not tour anymore, doesn't like it. That wasn't always the case. When much younger - mind you, we were all much younger back then - he was quite the vigorous tourist. He brought...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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    I Got That Drag-***** Courage, I Can Really Drive a Bed!

    At least I hope thats the line. XD I love Tom Waits, saw him live at the Palace Theater here in Louisville, Kentucky....almost orgasmed at the sight of him. I have every album available, but I am sure I'm missing a few and will go 'OutBack' to find the sumbitchez. People...
    causticstorm causticstorm 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2007

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    What Happened?

    Well I loved him until he became a cartoon character.  What's up with the made up voices? 
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Genius.....

    What does a pack of filterless cigarettes and a bottle of scotch sound like in a voice growling words that can drop you to your knees? That would be Tom Waits. His gruff whispers have carried me through many a tough time, and his absurdity has brought laughter when I didn't...
    MichelleMyBelle MichelleMyBelle 26-30, F Nov 7, 2007

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    The ocean doesn't want me today But I'll be

    back tomorrow to play And the strangles will take me Down deep in their brine The mischievous braingels Down into the endless blue wine I'll open my head and let out All of my time. I'd love to go drowning And to stay and to stay But the ocean doesn't want me today I'll go in up...
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Apr 24

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    I Thought I Was Already In This Group!

     Duh, of course I love Tom Waits. My favorite songs (thus far) are Cemetery Polka and Tango 'til They're Sore. :)
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F May 12, 2009

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    Just One of Those...

    ...people that I stray from starting to talk about as it would demand to much of everyones time to listen.   Can bring out the feelings in rocks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2008

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    "God's Away On Business"!

    Hear him growl his way through this over the end credits of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and you'll be a fan,even if you never heard of the guy before. For the rest of us,it's one more gem in a well-supplied jewel box.
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 4 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Hell Broke Luce

    Waits goes where we sent them. 
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    The Higher That the Monkey Can Climb: the More He Shows His Tail...

    Especially Mule Variations, Blood Money and the Orphans trilogy... One of my very favorite tracks is "What's He Building In There" - it reminds me of a creepy Step-Uncle of mine!   I know of no-one in my age group who shares my passion for the music of Tom...
    Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    My Favorites....

    Hold On   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P5jV4lHHR0   Tom Traubert's Blues  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZmqbcBsTAw   Bad Liver and a Broken Heart  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPymxhwaEE    
    Egoberd Egoberd 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    $29 Dollars

    Belly up to the bar and give the master his due
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Jan 15, 2013

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    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Mar 25

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    Song Recommendations

    If you may, any Tom Waits song you feel worthy of mention above others.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    I Encounter Small Change

    I was in graduate school in the 1970s, and working very hard at what I was paid to do: learn. Yes, we had scholarship allowances then and to augment that I had a job as a tutor as well. You weren't rich, but boy, what a life. I played cricket in the summer which always led to a...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Nov 24, 2011

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    My Brother...

    My oldest brother introduced me to Tom. He picked up swordfishtrombone in 1995 or 1996. It took me a while to warm up to Tom...I was only 14 or so, and kind of stuck on my maudlin bits...my particular sorrows hadn't warmed up to Tom...till I was about 16, and I started drinking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1, 2010

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    Tom Rules

    In my opinion, Blood Money is Tom Waits' best album. Gods Away on Business is one of the best song ever written. I just love the nihilistic outlook of that song. The same thing is true about Misery is the River of the World. It's brimming over with pessimism and weltschmerz. I...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    "The ocean doesn't want me todayBut I'll be back tomorrow to playAnd the stranglers will take meDown deep in their brineThe mischievous braingelsDown into the endless blue wineI'll...
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Aug 25

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    actually i love the game more (WHOLE SERIES BRARWGH), but the first tomb raider movie was actually great :D
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Going to Tomorrowland is on my bucket list.
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Christmas Card from a hooker in Minneapolis Hey Charlie I'm pregnant and living on the 9th street Right above a dirty bookstore off Euclid Avenue And I stopped takin' dope and...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M Aug 21

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    Tom Waits. On the Nickel.
    dayvee65 dayvee65 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Each evening bird lover Tom stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl - and one night, an owl called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered friend hooted back and...
    cheleshere cheleshere 66-70, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Love today is not necessarily love tomorrow.
    YodaWho YodaWho 70+, M 4 Responses Aug 28

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    "Yes, star crossed in pleasure, the stream flows on byYes, as we're sated in leisure, we watch it flyAnd time waits for no one, and it won't wait for meAnd time waits for no one...
    LEMONrelishthemusic LEMONrelishthemusic 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I love this one... Tonight you're mine completely You give your love so sweetly Tonight the light of love is in your eyes But will you love me tomorrow Is this a lasting treasure...
    pressure69 pressure69 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Say Goodbye by Dave Matthews BandSo here we are tonight,You and me togetherThe storm outside, the fire is brightAnd in your eyes I seeWhat's on my mindYou've got me wildTurned...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Sep 6

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    Come and join me! The dawn had birthed the day so pale And the far winds blew a'howling The snow fell soft upon the dale And the young man felt a calling He got his father's horse...
    LachlannArasgain LachlannArasgain 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Well, lately I have been attracted to tomboys... It isn't just regular tomboys, it's really specific-- My family is mixed race, 1/4 chinese, 2/4 american, 1/4 hispanic. So when...
    Teiz Teiz 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Your Fires... All the luck in the world http://youtu.be/Nj8nykZXUPg You've got your head and you're heart mixed up And there's nothing I could say and there's nothing I could do...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Sep 10

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    One of my favorite inspirational stories in fiction is by my favorite author who friended me on another site. I definitely accept it because I greatly admire her as a person and as...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    The vacation resort is adjacent to two deep-drinking water channels so even though you only snorkel within the island The range of maritime daily life is impressive.What’s...
    Magalyid72 Magalyid72 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Because he passed away... I have a lot regret in not telling him my feelings. Lesson learned: Time waits for no one..
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    The phone rings at the FBI headquarters. “Hello?” “I’m calling to report my neighbor Tom. He is hiding marijuana in his firewood.” “We’ll send some men over, thank...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Trudging through the morning The tramp with the trampoline under his arm Shifts past your whiskers So stark is the charm with the barking alarm Waits coiled 'til the corner is...
    jakeypooh17 jakeypooh17 18-21, M Sep 11

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    TAMATAR CHATNEE (Easy Tomato Chutney) This spicy side dish from South India is very easy to make. I cheat a bit and use canned diced tomatoes with jalapeño for a spicier blend...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    Musings of a Poetess... your eyes turned my tide my ears deciphered rumours of your arrival my loneliness was shrouded deeply, neatly, layer pon layer... I shall report our kisses...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey guys I am back :D So before 2 weeks or less I guess this happened : I called my guy while he was sleeping and his voice was kinda funny so I kept laughing the whole time...
    InLove000 InLove000 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    RAY PETERSON "Tell Laura I Love Her" Laura and Tommy were lovers He wanted to give her everything Flowers, presents, But most of all, a wedding ring He saw a sign for a stock...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response