22 April 2013
Never Let Go
Here's a song by Tom Waits. I'll be featuring some of my favorite songs and movies. This is a good one to start with. Waits has a way with words and verbal images and his rough gut-wrenching vocals seem to be torn out of him at times with red-hot tongs. A lot of his songs are of wracked souls desperately clinging to someone or something. He uses a lot of Christian and Catholic imagery in this song.
Here's a little quiz: What is a "cross-legged knight"? and what does it mean to dine with one? What does it mean to "ring the bell backwards"? And just how do you sign something with "a one-eyed jack's blood"?