Tom waits is known for his abstract lyrics and portrayals of seedy characters and places in his music. However, in this song off his 1976 album, "Small Change", Waits personifies inanimate objects to create the weekend dive bar-type atmosphere that defined his early releases. These carefully-crafted scenarios would go on to become a thematic staple in Waits's tunes, which laid the foundation for him to not only continue writing this way, but evolve his sound as his career progressed.
Any favorite piano tunes?
Artist: Tom Waits