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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:07 AM
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Greatest Tom Waits "ballads"
granted, I would never call ANY Tom Waits song a "ballad" in the stereotypical sense of the word...but he does have some absolutely beautiful love songs, be they of love lost, love found, or love forgotten.

Other songs in a similar vain are also acceptable...

It's a hard pick...but here's 10 of my favorites...in no particular order of course:

Time
Hold On
I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Jersey Girl
I Want You
Saving All My Love For You
In Between Love
Lonely
Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
Blind Love

now I know that I left a lot off...but like I said there's just so many...
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:09 AM
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1. I love his version of "Silence is golden"
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:10 AM
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2. My Favorite is "Invitation to the Blues"
It's on the "Small Change" Albumn
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:10 AM
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3. Downtown Train
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:22 AM
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20. I forgot that one!
Always puts a smile on my face. GE Smith's ringing guitar is perfect.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:11 AM
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4. "Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You", "Martha",....
and Tom Traubert's Blues".....

And those it has no words, "Closing Time" is my favorite Waits song, bar none...
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:12 AM
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5. Warm beer Cold Women
" better off without a wife" shit all of them are amazing.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:15 AM
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6. i know!
it probably took me 10 minutes to come up with that list of 10...i wanted to make it so much longer...
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:16 AM
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7. A newer one, but I really love Picture in a Frame
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:14 AM
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17. I love that one too, and also
house where nobody lives, which is also newer (from the same album, I think).
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:16 AM
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8. This is amazing
Because tonight out of nowhere I dug my "Nighthawks at the Diner" CD out and plugged it in for the first time in over a year.

I love this CD. It's live and it's on my top 5 Desert Island CD's.

"Eggs and sausage, side of toast, coffee and a roll, hash browns over easy, chili in a bowl, with burgers and fries, what kind of pies, al-amode if you will, I just came in to join the crowd"

"Warm beer and cold women, every joint I stumble into tonight, that's how it's been"

"All my friends are married, every Tom and Dick and Harry, you must be strong if your to go it alone"

Waits rules.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:18 AM
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9. i haven't listened to him in like a month
mostly cause i just listen to music that i download...but then a night or two ago i saw someone on here make mention of his latest album and i thought shit! i haven't listened to tom waits in awhile...christ he is incredible
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blue sky at night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:22 AM
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10. check out:
"nighthawks at the diner" the whole album sort of fits the mood the country is in right now.
Here is my favorite "eggs and sausage"

nighthawks at the diner
of Emma's 49er, there's a rendezvous
of strangers around the coffee urn tonight
all the gypsy hacks, the insomniacs
now the paper's been read
now the waitress said

eggs and sausage and a side of toast
coffee and a roll, hash browns over easy
chile in a bowl with burgers and fries
what kind of pie?

In a graveyard charade, a late shift masquerade
2 for a quarter, dime for a dance
with Woolworth rhinestone diamond
earrings, and a sideway's glance
and now the register rings
and now the waitress sings

(chorus)

the classified section offered no direction
it's a cold caffeine in a nicotine cloud
now the touch of your fingers
lingers burning in my memory
I've been 86ed from your scheme
I'm in a melodramatic nocturnal scene
I'm a refugee from a disconcerted affair
as the lead pipe morning falls
and the waitress calls

(chorus)


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vinnievin777 Donating Member (735 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:28 AM
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11. Downtown Train
Most people think Rod Stewart does this song the best and he does it really good but Patty Smythe does it the best.

And if you like that type of music you have to get some John Waite tunes (Ain't Missing You, When I see you smile, Tears, How did I get by without you, Masterpiece of Lonliness, Change,Restless Heart, Isn't it Time and he does a really good rendition of Ain't no Sunshine when she's gone)

Vinnie Vin
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/193285234...

http://www.vinnievin.com

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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:43 AM
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12. wasn't he in bad english?
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vinnievin777 Donating Member (735 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 02:32 AM
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21. oh yes he was
and the baby's too ----- Midnight Rendezvous and Isn't it Time

Vinnie Vin
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/193285234...

http://www.vinnievin.com
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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:44 AM
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13. On The Nickel ... the only one I can stand. Beautiful!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:45 AM
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14. November
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:47 AM
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15. Town With No Cheer... Swordfishtrombones n/t
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:49 AM
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16. "I can't wait to get off work and see my baby."
"Tom do this, Tom do that. Tom... don't do that."
The coolest wino ever to stagger up to a microphone.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:16 AM
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18. Innocent when you dream
That would have to be my favorite of his more-or-less love songs.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:20 AM
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19. Ol' 55
Shiver Me Timbers
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