Tom Waits and Storytime!

So anyone who’s ever listened to Tom Waits knows he has a tendency to just yabber on and on before he actually sings his song. This happens more in his live performances than on his cd’s, but just so y’all have an idea of what kind of man we’re talking about? This little dialogue precedes his live rendition of Train Song.

“The question I get asked the most is (it happens a lot, enough that I’d remark about it) – a lot of people come up to me and say ‘Tom, is it possible for a woman to get pregnant without intercourse’. And my answer is always the same, I always say ‘Listen we’ll have to go all the way back to the Civil War. Apparently a stray bullet actually pierced the testicle of a Union soldier and then launched itself in the ovaries of an 18 year old girl who was actually a hundred feet from him at the time. Well, the baby was fine, she was very happy, guilt free. Course the soldier’s a little pissed off. But when you think about it it’s actually a form of intercourse, but not for everyone. Those who love action maybe.'”

And here it is.

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