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Wasted and Wounded: Narrative in Tom Waits' Songs

Table of Contents

Introduction


Closing Time

Ol '55
I Hope that I Don't Fall in Love with You
Virginia Avenue
Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
Midnight Lullaby
Martha
Rosie
Lonely
Ice Cream Man
Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)
Grapefruit Moon


The Heart of Saturday Night

New Coat of Paint
San Diego Serenade
Semi Suite
Shiver Me Timbers
Diamonds on My Windshield
(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night
Fumblin' with the Blues
Please Call Me, Baby
Depot, Depot
Drunk on the Moon
The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)


Nighthawks at the Diner

Emotional Weather Report
On a Foggy Night
Better Off Without a Wife
Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)
Warm Beer and Cold Women
Putnam County
Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission)
Nobody
Big Joe and Phantom 309


Small Change

Tom Traubert's Blues
Step Right Up
Jitterburg Boys
I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)
The Piano has been Drinking (Not Me)
Invitation to the Blues
Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O'clock Club)
Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell)
The One that Got Away
Small Change (Got Rained on with His Own .38)
I Can't Wait to Get off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)


Foreign Affairs

Muriel
I Never Talk to Strangers
Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
A Sight for Sore Eyes
Potter's Field
Burma Shave
Barber Shop
Foreign Affair


Blue Valentine

Red Shoes by the Drugstore
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Romeo is Bleeding
$29.00
Wrong Side of the Road
Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
Kentucky Avenue
A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun
Blue Valentines


Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine
Saving All My Love for You
Downtown
Jersey Girl
'Til the Money Runs Out
On the Nickel
Mr. Siegal
Ruby's Arms
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