Waits returns to the vignette form (at least by Sam's estimation) in this sentimental track that (in Martin's estimation) doesn't manage to hit on all levels. The value of sentiment, the origins of songwriting and the "truthfulness" of expression in music writing, and the ever-present question of authenticity all feature in this third conversation with Chad Clark.
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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Hold On, Mule Variations, Tom Waits (1999) Fast Car, Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman (1988)
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