Thursday, September 07, 2006

"Innocent When You Dream"

American Composer
...just another illusionist working his magic...
(Image from Wikipedia)

Rough Tom Waits ain't for everybody, but the night's late if the morning's not early, and I'm in the mood for his raw-voiced singing that's accompanied me through years of innocence and experience because he has a knack for simultaneously expressing both:
We're running through the graveyard
And we laughed my friends and I
We swore we'd be together
Until the day we died
Until the day we died

And it's such a sad old feeling
Oh, the fields are soft and green
And it's memories that I'm stealing
But you're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream

The lines are stolen from "Innocent When You Dream," on the album Franks Wild Years, but I'm innocent till wakened from this dream.



At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great reference to Tom Waits!

He's gotten much wierder (musically that is) as the years have progressed, though--He's always been pretty wierd musically, though his metaphors are amazingly colorful: "donuts have names that sound like prostitutes"; "monkey shit brown Buick Subaru"; etc.

Tom and Han Young Ae should get together and make an album.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Matthew, glad you liked it.

I've not kept up with the recent music of Waits. Actually, I stopped listening when I left the States back in the latter 80s -- just about the time of "Innocent," I suppose.

But it brings back memories...

Jeffery Hodges

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