A positive start and slight decline for Hannah, Sam and Martin, with Waits in murder ballad mode, a simple banjo-led song of yearning and the first instrumental of the album. The ‘who’ of our Brawler, the ‘where’ of our Bawler, and the ‘why’ of the Bastard all get a good discussion, as Song by Song continues through Orphans.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Lucinda, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Shiny Things, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Bone Chain, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
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