There's some confused feelings this week on Song by Song, despite feeling overwhelmingly positive about the track. Leading off with spirited debate about the pros and cons of the line "sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la" (I think that's the correct number of "la"s) as well as the simplicity of some of the other lyrics, Sarah, Martin and Sam discuss Waits's relationship to Kathleen Brennan, Kylie Minogue and short third verses.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Jersey Girl, Heartattack And Vine, Tom Waits (1980)

Tears On My Pillow, Enjoy Yourself, Kylie Minogue (1989)

Tears On My Pillow, We Are The Imperials, Little Anthony & The Imperials (1958/1998)

Jersey Girl, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live 1975-1985, Bruce Springsteen (1986)

History Of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics, YouTube, Collective Cadenza (2011)

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