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Some Kind of Skin Disease

Well Frank settled down in the Valley and he hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife’s forehead he sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road and assumed a $30,000 loan at fifteen and a quarter percent and put a down payment on a little two bedroom […]

Wasted And Wounded, It Ain’t What The Moon Did

and it’s a battered old suitcase to a hotel someplace and a wound that will never heal no prima donna, the perfume is on an old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey and goodnight to the street sweepers the night watchman flame keepers and goodnight Matilda, too. —Tom Waits, Waltzing Matilda, full lyrics

Flower’s Grave

Someday the silver moon and I Will go to Dreamland I will close my eyes And wake up there in Dreamland Tell me who will put flowers On a flower’s grave Who will say a prayer Will I meet a China rose there In Dreamland Or does love lie bleeding In Dreamland Are these days […]