“Just to capture the mood more than anything of a Merchant Marine or whatever walking down the wet street in Hong Kong and missing his wife back home. … I imagined this Chinese pinwheel in a fireworks display spinning, spinning, spinning and turning and then slowing down. As it slowed down it dissolves into a windmill in Illinois. … Where a woman is in the living room sleeping on a chair with the television on. When he’s having eggs at some crummy little joint, you know, thousands of miles away.” –Tom Waits
Today’s Prompt: Provide a link to one of your favorite songs or musicians.
3 thoughts on “Shore Leave – Tom Waits”
A good reminder for the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZLfQaSoBY8&feature=related
Truly breathtaking lyrics.