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Blood Money


Download links and information about Blood Money by Tom Waits. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 42:09 minutes.

Artist: Tom Waits
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 42:09
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No. Title Length
1. Misery Is the River of the World 4:25
2. Everything Goes to Hell 3:45
3. Coney Island Baby 4:02
4. All the World Is Green 4:36
5. God's Away On Business 2:59
6. Another Man's Vine 2:28
7. Knife Chase 2:26
8. Lullaby 2:09
9. Starving In the Belly of the Whale 3:41
10. The Part You Throw Away 4:22
11. Woe 1:20
12. Calliope 1:59
13. A Good Man Is Hard to Find 3:57



Blood Money is based on the socio-political play Woyzeck, originally written by German poet Georg Buchner in 1837. Waits and wife Kathleen Brennan wrote these songs for the Robert Wilson production that premiered in November 2000 and went on to win Denmark’s version of the Tony for Best Musical. This album was released in 2002 along with another Waits-Brennan-Wilson collaboration, Alice, but where Alice was a muted, romantic affair, Blood Money feels more like a “traditional” Tom Waits album. Press materials describe it as “a dark morality play where Tin Pan Alley meets the Weimar Republic,” a perfect description for the twisted shenanigans Waits employs throughout. His black humor is never in greater effect than on self-explanatory tracks such as “Misery Is the River of the World,” “Everything Goes to Hell,” “God’s Away on Business,” and “A Good Man Is Hard To Find,” where the fate of the world is doomed and mostly good for a sardonic laugh. Altogether an idiosyncratic collection of tunes that seem to have come from another era altogether.