Map of all the locations in Tom Waits' songs


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This is the best thing I’ve seen on the internets this year.

Three for the dump called East St. Louis, and one for proper St.Louis? Tom, you’ve got issues.

This is relevant to my interests.

Some inaccuracies. For example, it’s “Monterey”, not “Monte Rio”.

o rly? Johnny does so much in one song…

He hasn’t been to either Wollongong or Dapto.

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Canada Dry™ ≠ Canada

What about the Philipino box spring hog?

This map is cool but doesn’t help if you Get Lost:

Are you sure? I used the lyrics from

Thank you, I did not know that. It has now been removed.

And I’m pretty sure that the lights being dimmed on Broadway refers to Broadway in NYC where the plays live, not Broadway St. in San Francisco.

There are better stories to be heard in dumps and ‘proper’ rarely involves tales of ragwater, bitters, and blue ruin.


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