Concluding our shuffle through Tom Waits’s Small Change, Sam, Callum and Martin struggle to wrap up their duties and get back to their respective avenues. This final track’s relationship to the album as a whole, backstage vs. onstage personas, and the concept of work in opposition to art all help us wrap up our fourth season of Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue), Small Change, Tom Waits (1976)
Frankly, Mr. Shankly, The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths (1986)
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