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Old 12-02-2017, 06:48 AM
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Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxVo5mjK4eg

Hey Charlie I'm pregnant and living on 9th Street, right above a dirty bookstore off Euclid Avenue. And I stopped taking dope and I quit drinking whiskey, and my old man plays the trombone and works out at the track.

He says that he loves me even though it's not his baby. He says that he'll raise him up like he would his own son. And he gave me a ring, that was worn by his mother, and he takes me out dancing every Saturday night.

And hey Charlie I think about you every time I pass a filling station, on account of all the grease you used to wear in your hair. And I still have that record of Little Anthony and the Imperials, but someone stole my record player, now how do you like that?

Hey Charlie I almost went crazy after Mario got busted. I went back to Omaha to live with my folks. But everyone I used to know was either dead or in prison, so I came back to Minneapolis, this time I think I'm gonna stay.

Hey Charlie I think I'm happy for the first time since my accident. And I wish I had all the money we used to spend on dope. I'd buy me a used car lot and I wouldn't sell any of 'em. I'd just drive a different car every day, depending on how I feel.

Hey Charlie for christsakes if you want to know the truth of it, I don't have a husband, he don't play the trombone. I need to borrow money to pay this lawyer. And Charlie hey, I'll be eligible for parole come Valentine's Day.
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