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I Love Tom Waits

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    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Hell Broke Luce

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    $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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 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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    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M Oct 7

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    Anything by Tom waits or Johnny cash are my go to music when feeling emotional :)
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta Nothing is better and if I don't eat pasta for a week i have a abstinence crisis lol Pasta with tomato, i love tomato too...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    So, i have this one friend that i love so much he's so adorable ive known him since 2005 and he's my best friend i love him so much and he's everything i'd ever ask for he's the...
    BrokenBrittanyLovesDaniel BrokenBrittanyLovesDaniel 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I love being up first in the morning and even more when there's a ray of sunshine or two. And especially at the weekend. The very first thing I do is put my head round the kids...
    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    ClariS - Connect (Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Opening Song) Kawashita yakusoku wasurenai yo me wo toji tashikameru oshiyoseta yami furiharatte susumu yo I won't forget the...
    HoneySakura HoneySakura 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just love this song. I reminds of of someone I've never met. I know, sounds odd. She lives in a bungalow She kills me with rosegarden thorns She waits for me My love is unusual...
    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M Sep 26

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    I really like this song it was writted and directed by John Stamos sang by Diamond Carter Your eyes are stonethey don't pick up off the floorand every ghost knows your namethe...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F Oct 2

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    This has happened a lot to me actually. Well I haven't loved many people in my life but there's always someone else. And it's also like, people I love treat me like crap and when...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Oct 8

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    Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play. - Harry Neale, professional hockey coach...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M Oct 15

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    An old man wanted to plant a tomato garden but it was difficult work as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him was in prison. The old man wrote a letter...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 56-60, M 9 Responses Oct 6

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    This story is not true but cute. Ryan abd greenlee tell Erica jack Zach and kendal theyre pregnant! After dinner with Jonathan ryan and greenlee arrive at Zach and kendals . U...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Oct 13

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    Zac Brown Band - Colder Weather Lyrics She'd trade Colorado if he'd take her with him, Closes the door before the winter lets the cold in, And wonders if her love is strong...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    First of all i am a severe emo depressed type tomboy but i am also a lesbian which most people would have a hard time believing but being a tomboy is awesome!
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    SOFFRITTO Here's a dish you probably never had, but I've tried it at the homes of my Italian in-laws. It was surprisingly good, and unless I was told (which I was and it...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    A woman is having a hard time getting her tomatoes to ripen so she goes to her neighbor with her problem. The neighbor says, "All you have to do is go out at midnight and dance...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M Oct 9

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    October 14. Controlling Versus Trust. "There was a time in my life when I felt so afraid of and overwhelmed by the very act of living that I actually wanted to make out a schedule...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 14

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    MACBETH       "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F Oct 15

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    Linguine and Squid Yeah, I know. Squid? You mean the things with the tentacles? Yes I do, and if you haven't tried it you're in for a real treat. Italians, especially those close...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Maybe, I’ll stop loving him tomorrow, But for today, I’ll fall in love with him… I was only four when I met him. He was eight. He (Yale) and his little sister (Eva) were my...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F Sep 29

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    Everything is happening so fast. My Jeep my "jeepy weepy" is going to be scrap. Ten years together and tomorrow it all comes to an end. The oil pan split because of axle shrapnel...