What becomes of the little boys…who never comb their hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PakF-JB-EI
You’ll have to skip forward a little in this video to the actual song (although the stuff before it is pretty good too).

This is a great and moving performance of “On The Nickel”, which is one of my favorite songs by Tom Waits. It always reminds me of when I was young, and my stepfather would play Waits…he loved to give me a hard time about this song, especially the bit about the ‘little boys who never comb their hair’. Give it a listen.

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~ by Matt Stratton on February 23, 2007.

One Response to “What becomes of the little boys…who never comb their hair”

  1. speaking of the waits…did you know that scarlett johanssen’s debut album is all tom waits covers? i just read that yesterday. it made me feel funny.

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