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Are you familiar with singer, songwriter Tom Waits?

  1. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 4 years ago

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    If so, you know that he is a legendary lyricist.  Do you have a favorite quote, lyric or song title to share?  My favorite song is "Hold On."  If you don't know of Tom Waits, come on in and find out more about this man whose songs have been recorded by Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Rod Stewart, Diana Krall and The Eagles.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    And he himself is a singer (distinctive raspy voice). And has appeared in some movies, too.
    Tom Waits is, IMHO, a bit of an acquired taste.
    My husband adores his music.
    Here's one of his wistful tunes.

    Shiver Me Timbers

    I'm leaving my family, I'm leaving all my friends
    My body's at home, but my heart's in the wind
    Where the clouds are like headlines on a new front-page sky
    My tears are salt water, and the moon's full and high

    And I know Martin Eden's gonna be proud of me now
    And many before me, who've been called by the sea
    To be up in the crow's nest, and singing my say
    Shiver me timbers, cause I'm a-sailing away

    And the fog's lifting, and the sand's shifting, and I'm drifting on out
    Old Captain Ahab, he ain't got nothing on me now
    So swallow me, don't follow me, I'm traveling alone
    Blue water's my daughter, and I'm gonna skip like a stone

    So please call my missus, gotta tell her not to cry now
    'Cause my goodbye is written by the moon in the sky
    Hey, and nobody knows me, I can't fathom my staying
    And shiver me timbers, cause I'm a-sailing away

    And the fog's lifting, and the sand's shifting, and I'm drifting on out
    And old Captain Ahab, he ain't got nothing on me
    So come and swallow me, follow me, I'm traveling alone
    Blue water's my daughter, I'm gonna skip like a stone

    And I'm leaving my family, I'm leaving all my friends
    My body's at home, but my heart's in the wind
    Where the clouds are like headlines upon a new front-page sky
    And shiver me timbers, 'cause I'm a-sailing away

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome lyrics Mighty Mom.  I'm glad to hear your husband is a fan, and yes, it is an acquired appreciation.

    2. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And movies too.  I saw the one with Danzel Washington.  Tom had more than a bit part in that one.

 
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