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Tom Waits

Martha

Folk
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Blues
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  • 1973
  • 2006
  • 1985
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  • 1967

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Thomas Alan “Tom” Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car.“ With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits’ songs... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me ... There was no tomorrows, we'd packed away our sorrows ... And those were the days of roses, poetry and prose

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More songs by Tom Waits (See Charts): Way Down In The Hole, The Ocean Doesn't Want Me, Mockin' Bird, Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again, That Feel, Hell Broke Luce, Bad As Me, Blue Valentine, Hang Down Your Head, and Somewhere (From "West Side Story").

Popular in Folk (See Charts): Blowin' In The Wind, Don't Think Twice It's Alright, Father And Son, Banana Boat Song, I Want You, Suzanne, The Blower's Daughter, Vincent, Positively 4Th Street, and Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands.

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