"Spare Parts II and Closing" as written by and Tom Waits Chuck Weiss....
I wanna thank you all very much for comin' this evening. It really made my
night. It would have been real strange here if nobody would have showed up.
I'd like to introduce my group this evening and... it's been a real pressure
and... A pressure and a pliviledge to work with these gentlemen.
I'd like to introduce...
Please give a warm round of applause for Michael Melvoin on piano!
On saxophone, Pete Christlieb!
On bass, Jim Hughart!
And on drums, Bill Goodwin!
Yeah... They all come from good families, but... over the years they just
kinda individually developed some ways about them that just aren't right,
you know.
I was real pleased... I noticed everybody coming in this evening, you're all
decked out in full regalia and everything and... appreciate you gettin'
dressed up for an affair such as this. You know, I think it's something that
I've always tried to be as concerned about as possible and... Somebody said
to me one day, 'Christ, Waits! You look so goddam raggedy, why don't you get
yourself something to wear, you know?'
I said, 'Yeah well, not a bad idea'. Maybe a serious seersucker Saturday
evening cranberry accoutrement ensemble would be nice. So I went down to
Seider & Seider and I said, 'I want something sharp!' I said, 'I'm kinda in the
market, in the neighborhood of something like... maybe some green gabardines
with boneroo britches. And a leviticously duteronomous sort of catastrophic
lunch-box Stetson, you know. I'd like to get some Danger High Voltage
slacks, with high top, mid noon, brushed suede penny loafers, so I can be
passing out wolf tickets regardless of where I go.' Walk into the 20 Grand
Club... And the Soul & Inspirations are playin'. Yeah, and you're cuttin' a
rug and pullin' on a coat and emotin'. Band is kickin' into some long
version of 'Harlem Nocturne' or somethin'. You get designs on a girl in the
corner. You say, 'Say baby... live around here?'
Yeah... I think I'm gonna plant you now and I'm gonna dig you later. Make
like a bakery truck and haul buns. Make like a hockey player and get the
puck out of here. I gotta go see a man about a dog, I'll see you later.
Thank you very much for comin' this evening!

Lyrics submitted by ecorchee1, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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