Half the time I don’t know if I listen to Tom Waits because I love his music (I do) or if I just love the names he comes up with. Good old Humpty Jackson and Gyp the Blood. Moreover this is a great example of an important tradition in American music: the redemption song.
So if you live in darkness
If you live in shame
All of the passengers
Will be treated the same
Old Humpty Jackson and Gyp the Blood will sing
Charlie Whitman is on the Dillinger’s wings
This song came on and, weirdly, there is a bird sitting on the railing outside my window. So it seems appropriate. Not even oddly approriate, but fully and spot-on an appropriate song. (FYI—the girl is Chris. You know. My wfie. I kinda like her and wish I were at home with her, on the couch, watching the next episode of Veronica Mars and talking about how adorable Kristen Bell is.)