Wednesday, April 13, 2011  

New songs and blue songs #8

The 30 day song challenge.

Day 08 - a song that you know all the words to Tom Waits - The ghosts of Saturday night.

I know the words to hundreds of songs, I know every pause and beat of every Beatles song, it's what happens when you listen to music for over 40 years. It's not like memorising poetry, there are musical cues... like in the Stone Roses' Love spreads, the chorus repeats at the end, then there's a little guitar riff that tells you that last line is coming. Everyone loves singing along, it's satisfying when you get it right.

I've chosen Tom Waits for this one because his lyrics are a work of genius, he paints pictures with words, puts images in my mind. Singing along to this song is an absolute pleasure. he dreams of a waitress with Maxwell House eyes and marmalade thighs with scrambled yellow hair...

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