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Best Tom Waits Songs

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Rated 31 points - posted 10 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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Jockey Full of Bourbon Report Abuse
99 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Very catchy tune, can't stop oneself from dancing along
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Time Report Abuse
Maybe Waits' best lyrics and prettiest song.
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I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You Report Abuse
64 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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This is such a dear beautiful song. I can never hear it often enough
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Downtown Train Report Abuse
60 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Best lyrics. And that videoclip ...
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Innocent When You Dream Report Abuse
Gorgeous waltz
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Tom Traubert's Blues Report Abuse
Famous for the "Waltzing Matilda" chorus.
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Martha Report Abuse
Love never dies.
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Goin Out West Report Abuse
One of his hardest songs, metal-like in it's heavy guitar and thundering drums.
37 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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when i heard this song in ''Fight Club" for the first time, i spent the next 30 minutes serching the web, one of a kind what can i say.
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Awesome song, from Bone Machine ('92)
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Jersey Girl Report Abuse
28 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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If only one love song was to survive, this one would be my pick. Plain beautiful.
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Anywhere I Lay My Head Report Abuse
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Hold On Report Abuse
But, inside your head there's a record That's playing, a song called Hold on, hold on Wow!
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Bad As Me Report Abuse
Kickass song. Imho it's one of his best ever, if not the best.
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Take it with me Report Abuse
Uh........? its damn good?
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Bottom of the World Report Abuse
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Chocolate Jesus Report Abuse
21 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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One of the best song names ever written down, and a really laid-back, catchy tune to boot.
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Cold Cold Ground Report Abuse
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Step Right Up Report Abuse
This has the coolest lyrics of any song Tom Waits has written.
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Great lyrics + great music = awesome song.
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That Feel Report Abuse
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Dead and Lovely Report Abuse
Classic blues, done in a way that only Tom Waits voice can do justice too.
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Way Down In the Hole Report Abuse
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God's Away on Business Report Abuse
Raw Tom in it's unmistakingly unique style.
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Old '55 Report Abuse
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Alice Report Abuse
brings madness with the bliss
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The piano has been drinking (live recording) Report Abuse
This version from the vinyl 'Bounced Checks', recorded in Dublin, Ireland in the 1970s' is the best way to hear this song. The perfomance is hilarious.
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On the Nickel Report Abuse
The piano work on this one is majestic. 100 better songs haven't been written in the history of the world!
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Little Drop of Poison Report Abuse
13 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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i like my town
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All the world is green Report Abuse
lovely clarinet and singing.
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Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis Report Abuse
Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking.
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The Heart of Saturday Night Report Abuse
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Hell Broke Luce Report Abuse
Amazing pounding beat a dark truthful lyrics
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Rain Dogs Report Abuse
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Cemetary Polka Report Abuse
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Singapore Report Abuse
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Telephone Call from Istanbul Report Abuse
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If I have to go Report Abuse
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House Where Nobody Lives Report Abuse
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Gun Street Girl Report Abuse
Because i'll never kiss a Gun Street Girl again.
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Lie to me Report Abuse
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Old Shoes Report Abuse
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Lucinda Report Abuse
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Take me home Report Abuse
Possibly the greatest love song ever written
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Day After Tomorrow Report Abuse
The anti-war song of a battle weary soldier.
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Yesterday is here Report Abuse
This is his best song "I'll be gone" is the only song comparable...I can't believe the didn't make the list!!
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Kentucky Avenue Report Abuse
Best lyrics by far
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Get Behing the Mule Report Abuse
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Dirt In The Ground Report Abuse
Great vocals
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Rains On Me Report Abuse
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who are you? Report Abuse
the lyrics cut like a knife. tom is the poet of my heart!
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Never Let Go Report Abuse
Simply the best.
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Fish and Bird Report Abuse
Wait's most heartbraking song...which is saying quite something.
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Diamonds and Gold Report Abuse
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31. Aint Goin Down To The Well Report Abuse
more newer songs
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that feeling Report Abuse
lyrics
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I think you meant "That Feel" it's already on here.
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