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I Love Tom Waits

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    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses May 9

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Hell Broke Luce

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    $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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    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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    The Vatican Rag one of his best :) http://youtu.be/pvhYqeGp_Do
    LifeofaGoon LifeofaGoon 26-30, M Jun 28

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    Never let go - Tom waits
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    Zack Hemsey - Mind Heist and The Promise of Tommorow i know it has no lyrics but if i ever made a tv show not sitcom but drama Mind Heist will be my trailer and The Promise of...
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    CONNIE FRANCIS LYRICS "Where The Boys Are" Where the boys are, someone waits for me A smilin' face, a warm embrace, two arms to hold me tenderly Where the boys are, my true...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F Jul 1

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    First off I'll clarify I'm a 18 f and straight!I'm not bi So last week we were late for church and only one bathroom was free so our parents put me and my sister(19 straight...
    daniellelo daniellelo 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Today so far: 'Runaway Bride' and 'You've got mail'! So in one day you have Richard Gere/Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan. Couldn't get any better. There's just something...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 1 Response 58 mins ago

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    Time waits for no-one So do you wanna waste some time oh oh tonight Don't be afraid of tomorrow Just take my hand and we can feel so much better tonight
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M Jul 1

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    Sunday SongThis calm place of isolationhidden far from hectic pacecountry field of winter sundaysnight winds sweep its darkened face life flies headlong 'tward tomorrowall...
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    Train Underwater Bright Eyes You were born inside of a raindrop I watched you falling to your death And the sun, well she could not save you She'd fallen down too, now the...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I know its a real taboo of online dating, what makes it worse is that it is long distant as we are both from different countries, I from the UK him from Romania (tom-not his real...
    kitakata1 kitakata1 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything; tutors, flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally in a...
    darkice123 darkice123 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    .....you know....;) Love Bites (So Do I) Halestorm Don’t listen what your girlfriend says She reads those magazines That say you failed the test You don’t have what she...
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    A blonde woman walks into a bar and waits to be served. While she is waiting a man approaches and says 'excuse me love do you want to hear my blonde joke?' With this the woman...
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    "Children can ask questions, that a wise man cannot answer" or "Laughter is the best medicine..." Children are very soft creatures. Sometimes they say such kind of things, that...
    sophie1617 sophie1617 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I actually enjoy all the seasons but winter lands on me in a big way. My home is way off the beaten path and winter can come very early. South Dakota got walloped last October and...
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    I don't just love to cuddle, but I love the feel of warmth that is emitting from that person. The sweet aroma of his cologne from his neck and chest, consumes me. When I I lay on...
    KariAlex KariAlex 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Two neighbors are talking to each other. First neighbor: "Do you know that my dog is so smart, he waits for the newspaper to drop at the doorstep and then delivers it to me...
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    Hollow - Godsmack Livin' in Sin - Godsmack Chalk Outline - Three Days Grace Three songs I've been obsessed with lately because of how much bull sh*t they've helped me through...
    LifeMISunderstood127 LifeMISunderstood127 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Sometimes late when things are real and people share the gift of gab between themselves Some are quick to take the bait and catch the perfect prize that waits among the shelves...
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    So there's this man with a parrot. And his parrot swears like a sailor, I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. The trouble is that...
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    So there's this man with a parrot. And his parrot swears like a sailor, I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. The trouble is that...
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    As a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees $10 and a note in his mouth, reading: "10 lamb chops,