Now Playing: Tom Waits
My internal theme music for commuting to work is PURE Tom Waits. Picture in your mind ....
It's midnight in the Rock-Island Line switching yard on the Chicago South Side.
Steel-on-steel clacks out the back-beat as dioxin vapor rises off the the Sagg Canal off in the distance.
Marching towards the steaming sag piles and smoking their reefers,
the seven dwarves who all look like Tom Waits start chanting in the
"Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to work we go!"
Heigh-Ho! (The Dwarfs' Marching Song) - Tom Waits Listen here.
I got the sizzle, but not the steak / I got the boat, but not the
lake / I got the sheets, but not the bed / I got the jam, but not the
bread / But, hey I'm big in Japan, I'm big in Japan/ I'm big in Japan,
I'm big in Japan
--"BIG in JAPAN", Tom Waits, in 'Mule Variations' CD (1999)