"Emotional Weather Report" as written by and Tom Waits....
Late night and early morning low clouds
With a chance of fog
Chance of showers into the afternoon
With variable high cloudiness
And gusty winds, gusty winds
At times around the corner of
Sunset and Alvorado
Things are tough all over
When the thunder storms start
Increasing over the southeast
And south central portions
Of my apartment, I get upset
And a line of thunderstorms was
Developing in the early morning
Ahead of a slow moving cold front
Cold blooded
With tornado watches issued shortly
Before noon Sunday, for the areas
Including, the western region
Of my mental health
And the northern portions of my
Ability to deal rationally with my
Disconcerted precarious emotional
Situation, it's cold out there
Colder than a ticket taker's smile
At the Ivar Theatre, on a Saturday night
Flash flood watches covered the
Southern portion of my disposition
There was no severe weather well
Into the afternoon, except for a lone gust of
Wind in the bedroom
In a high pressure zone, covering the eastern
Portion of a small suburban community
With a hundred and three and millibar high pressure zone
And a weak pressure ridge extending from
My eyes down to my cheeks cause since
You left me baby
And put the vice grips on my mental health
Well the extended outlook for an
Indefinite period of time until you
Come back to me baby is high tonight
Low tomorrow, and precipitation is
Expected


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"Emotional Weather Report" as written by Tom Waits

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    General Commenti don't know what it means, but it's fun to listen to for some reason... still one of my favs by waits.
    reckless1on September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not a complicated song, it's basically a clever way of combining weather forecasting terminology with emotional description.
    Crying is equated with precipitation and rain, clouds and fog related to confusion and a 'foggy' state of mind, in other words uncertainty in dealing with a bad breakup, and how to continue in a healthy way. What follows is predictable to a degree, like weather, but it's not exactly going to be sunny for Tom here.
    wafulon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a pseudo-beatnik poem about weather both literally and abstract. It's great, just like most Waits stuff.
    Quothon November 20, 2010   Link

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