Tom Waits Takes One Last Look At David Letterman

My hero Tom Waits premiered a new song for David Letterman’s last show and it was
a) a text book example of how to write a song for a special occasion and
b) another display of his poetic gift

I love how after setting the scene with

“Let’s watch the sun come up in another town
Try our luck a little further down”

he nails the feeling that we shouldn’t be afraid of starting again in lines like

“All towns have churches and tire shops …
All we ever need we can get anywhere”


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