Lily Sloane returns to give a more nuanced and informed assessment of Waits's repression of feelings, as we revisit the heartbreak, loss and loneliness of this song. With some discussion of his singing technique as well as the lyrical changes, we head towards the final tracks of this extended season of Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
More Than Rain, Big Time (film), Tom Waits (1988)
More Than Rain, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
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