mandag 22. desember 2014

Erik's musical Advent calendar - December 22

Tom Waits - Silent Night/Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

Tom Waits wrote "Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis" for his 1978 album Blue Valentine, one of his finest. It's a decidedly different Christmas tune, written as a letter from the titular lady of the night to an old beau called Charley. At first it reads like a happy story, as if she's managed to turn her life around, but then at the end she admits everything she's told him are lies. In this live clip Waits bookends the song with portions of "Silent Night", adding to the sadness of the story. This is absolutely beautiful.

Watch and listen

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