Without a doubt, Waits' best work (yes, I'm getting on my stump - above "Small Change", and I have them all...). Tom's lyrics are easy, profound, and are shared with passion and ease. Top props go to "Martha" - there is no concise way to capture the deep emotion of these lyrics.
Thank you, Tom, for giving us "Martha", "Grapefruit Moon", "Closing Time", and all of the other amazing songs on this record; in a loose way, you gave us the soundtrack to Bukowski's "You Get So Alone at Times...". To all other Waits fans, or those checking out Tom for the first time, absolutely get this record.