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Johnsburg, Illinois, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [095]

Johnsburg, Illinois, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [095]

Waits seems to reach beyond himself to make a more meaningful connection in this week's song. Philippa bids goodbye to Sam and Martin with some discussion of the yearning tone and the lyrical elegance in Waits's writing.

Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Johnsburg, Illinois, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits (1983)
Chelsea Hotel #2, New Skin For The Old Ceremony, Leonard Cohen (1974)

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Lyrics - Johnsburg, Illinois

She's my on