Hey music industry.

You’re doomed. But I would pay good money for a CD of Tom Waits singing nursery rhymes and other classic children’s songs. “Three blind mice…” would take on a whole new feeling.

[Photo: Anton Corbijn]


  1. Matthew,

    Actually, there's a compilation disk out of Disney classics and Waits sings "Heigh-Ho" – the song of the seven dwarfs. It is AWESOME – replete with this creepy railroad signal bell-toll with freight train in the background. The entire thing has a doppler effect on it too.

    DIG DIG DIG We DIG the whole DAY THROUGH… etc.

    Check it out if you can find it.


  2. notrelatedtoted says

    "Songs to Terrorize Your Children" with Tom Waits.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out…"

  4. Matt Healey says

    My oldest used to cry every time the opening song from Rain Dogs, "Singapore," would start to play. Waits scared the bejeezus out of him.

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