"Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)" as written by and Tom Waits....
Nighthawks at the diner
Of Emma's 49er, there's a rendezvous
Of strangers around the coffee urn tonight
All the gypsy hacks, the insomniacs
Now the paper's been read
Now the waitress said
Eggs and sausage and a side of toast
Coffee and a roll, hash browns over easy
Chile in a bowl with burgers and fries
What kind of pie?
In a graveyard charade, a late shift masquerade
Two for a quarter, dime for a dance
With Woolworth rhinestone diamond
Earrings, and a sideway's glance
And now the register rings
And now the waitress sings
The classified section offered no direction
It's a cold caffeine in a nicotine cloud
Now the touch of your fingers
Lingers burning in my memory
I've been 86ed from your scheme
I'm in a melodramatic nocturnal scene
I'm a refugee from a disconcerted affair
As the lead pipe morning falls
And the waitress calls

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"Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)" as written by Thomas Waits

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    General CommentI love the build of imagery that escolates whilst listening to this song. Ive never eaten in an american diner yet after listening to this song i can convince myself i have.

    Great, fantastic song. Opening line is a killer.
    aplaceforparkson January 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it's Chili in a bowl. Chile is a country; and while i don't know how large this bowl is- I'm assuming he is still referring to food.
    beingluciofulcon November 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentLove this song...Not enough songs are written about food in my opinion. I've only ever found about three (including this one) and they were all written in the 1970's.
    BarnabyHugheson October 06, 2015   Link

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