Friday, October 9, 2009

This is a voice you can lean against....

.....and feel like you've got a sun-warmed pillar of granite at your back.

Tom Waits sings about the gritty side of life. As he says in one song, he's "across town from Easy Street". And yet there's a wry joyfulness in his words, room for hope, plenty of time to wait for a better day.

Except for two songs. One is 'Georgia Lee'. The other is this one. 'Burma Shave'.

Here's a song about getting off of 'Burma Shave' and getting on with life.

- Maggie

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