From Portland to Paris: Mapping the Lyrics of Tom Waits

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“If you get far enough away you’ll be on your way back home,” croons Tom Waits in “Blind Love.” But whether he’s wandering the streets of Vienna or sending a Christmas card from Minneapolis, the smokey-toned songwriter finds a home for his song in wherever he travels. It’s been said that, “the man doesn’t just speak to an askew sensibility in America; he speaks to askew sensibilities all throughout humanity”—and now, you can take a look at a Tom Waits map that highlights all of the places in which his lyrics reside. From “a crowded bus in Jerusalem” to “Portland through a shot glass,” explore Waits’ world all in one view, and listen to some of his best albums below.

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Click HERE  to see the full map.