Helen Zaltzman returns to take another listen to this track from Rain Dogs, now with 100% more terrifying childcatcher. More deprioritised lyrics here, and as Waits works more to enhance the sinister feel of the song, we discuss some of its limitations as a piece of writing.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Clap Hands, Big Time, Tom Waits (1988)
Clap Hands, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)
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