In keeping with somewhat of a tradition for Waits to close out albums with a somber ballad, he pulls out all the stops for this conclusion to his 1999 release, Mule Variations. It’s a mid-tempo piece with a gospel feel that tells of desperation and acceptance of fate. Waits’ maudlin execution on this track is immensely relatable, and this track is easily one of my favorite picks on the album.
Todays listen should be enjoyed by selling a quart of blood to buy a half a pint of scotch.
Come On Up To The House by Tom Waits
album Mule Variations