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I Love Tom Waits

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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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    $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 Never Talk To Strangers

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

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    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses May 9, 2014

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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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    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 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...
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M May 25, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hell Broke Luce

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M Mar 25, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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...
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M Apr 24, 2014

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    He sang at the Grammy Award Show and was one of the high lights, for me anyway. That man still does it for me. I was having a terrible day yesterday and was down in the dumps...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    My favorite guitarist. He is amazing and has mad skills. His solos are amazing and his normal playing is so smooth. My favorite solo he made is the one in Like A Stone by...
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    He's the one that ruined my life, how can i find someone like himmmm, he got everything i wanted to a perfect man, now hes the man of my dreams T.T
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    "My legs ache, my heart is sore,The well is full of pennies..."Tom waits
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Falco-Helden von Heute (Heroes of Today) One, two, stress, full Oh-o Wir ham den Fuß am Gas und die Mode fest im Griff uns entgeht kan letzter Schrei, unser Outfit hat den...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    First off, in case you hadn't noticed my display pic, I'm female. I recently noticed this tomboy coworker of mine since we bump into each other every day. I haven't really spoken...
    lilgracie5 lilgracie5 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I need to love and be loved. If I am loved I know I'm appreciated.When I love there is no doubt about my appreciation I express it in so many varied and creative ways. When I'm in...
    bornfem bornfem 56-60 1 Response Feb 11

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    A game warden catches an unlicensed fisherman in the act. "You're going to pay a big fine for all those fish in your bucket" But, officer, I didn't catch these -- they are my pet...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Sometimes he will sleep in my bathroom sink. When I wake up in the morning, he lights up. If he's not in there already, he runs to the bathroom and curiously waits for me to wash...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F Feb 13

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    i'm tired of going home knowing no one waits for me.
    kraine17 kraine17 22-25, F 12 Responses Feb 15

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    How many men does it take to screw in a light bulb? One-He just holds it up there and waits for the world to revolve around him.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Shamelessly stolen from Reddit. But... A guy gets sent to prison. His first day in the yard they are told to walk in a circle, no talking allowed between the prisoners. After a...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never had one ... Because I don't know how to approach any guy tbh ... But none of the white guys ever approach me .. Am I just not attractive to you guys...
    bprice0600 bprice0600 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    it's 4:00 in the morning. it's raining outside - the wind is brisk and the smell of night is abundant on the senses. i took my motorcycle and rode the streets. a cigarette lot in...
    hellaborderline hellaborderline 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Today - Willamette Stone Today is the greatest Day I've ever known Can't live for tomorrow, Tomorrow's much too long I'll burn my eyes out Before I get out I wanted more Than...
    msphoebekaye msphoebekaye 22-25, F Feb 16

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