A Tom Waits Dream

tomwaits.jpg I had a dream about Tom Waits ex­cept he wasn’t re­al­ly Tom Waits as these things go.

It was this re­al small venue in an up­per room of some bo­hemi­an cof­fee house There were maybe eigh­teen peo­ple in this room. It has two round ta­bles a couch and a sort of ledge run­ning around three walls and peo­ple sort of sat on it. Tom Waits was this slight­ly pudgy guy who seemed pret­ty self-con­scious about his mu­sic and he was singing a song called ‘Zombie’ that every­one joined in singing with ex­cept me. Since I was sit­ting right next to him, af­ter the song con­clud­ed he asked me some­thing to which my re­ply was ‘Yeah, I’m not that fa­mil­iar with your stuff, but I know I like your stuff more be­fore you got all [and here I did the grav­el­ly Tom Waits im­per­son­ation].’ He got a sort of sad look on his face and then things shift­ed as they tend to do in dreams and my chair was sud­den­ly much more com­fort­able and the fat guy who was Tom Waits but didn’t look like Tom Waits was sit­ting on the ledge play­ing some song that every­one was singing to. Then he was just strum­ming on a gui­tar and I start­ed to go to sleep in my dream. I don’t of­ten re­mem­ber go­ing to sleep in my dreams and I won­der if many of my dreams end by me falling asleep. In this case I didn’t ac­tu­al­ly fall asleep, be­cause my dream woke me back up be­cause some girl on the couch ac­tu­al­ly was asleep. Tom Waits was go­ing to play a trick on her so he got up re­al qui­et­ly to go scare her but she woke up. Throughout the dream I kept get­ting this feel­ing that Tom Waits need­ed a hug. I woke up and it was 4:06 so I went back to sleep.

3 thoughts on “A Tom Waits Dream

  1. See, you wast­ed a PERFECTLY good Tom Waits dream! Had you any sense, you woul­da jumped at the op­por­tu­ni­ty to make­out with him. (Or maybe that’s just me. *SIGH*)

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