7.21.2008

Underground, Part II

Because this is what Underground always makes me think of--the song of that title by Tom Waits.




Underground

(Swordfishtrombones studio version, 1983)

Rattle big black bones in the Danger zone
There's a rumblin' groan down below
There's a big dark town, it's a place I've found
There's a world going on underground

They're alive, they're awake
While the rest of the world is asleep
Below the mine shaft roads, it will all unfold
There's a world going on underground

All the roots hang down, swing from town to town
They are marching around down under your boots
All the trucks unload beyond the gopher holes
There's a world going on underground

Written by: Tom Waits

3 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hmmm, that's different, and I'll take your word for it...lol!

BlackCrow said...

Hi!! I loved reading about your underground adventure, very cool.
I went on a tour to the oldest theatre in Australia (in Tasmania)a few years ago and part of the tour went underground. There used to be a restaurant there but the sea water is slowly reclaiming it.
It was amazing to see secluded booths cut into the sandstone walls! Apparently this used to be quite a bawdy hide away!
I watched the corpse bride again just two days ago! I like the Tom Waites dub over the top!
Ahh Tom, what a genius!! Have you seen any of his live performances on DVD??

KnitXcorE said...

i effin love tom waits.

did you hear the scarlett johansson covers yet? creepy.