Nighthawks gets in a car, with a girl, and heads to the diner as Song by Song continues into season three. Does Waits rely on pretentious intellectual language? Is the man at the diner immersed in society or separated from it? Did Susan Michelson have some kind of tray table to balance those eggs and sausages? All these questions and more are posed... if not necessarily answered.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac with Susan Michelson), Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)
Tom’s Diner, Solitude Standing, Suzanne Vega (1987)
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