Martha is found on the album Anthology of Tom Waits. Tom Waits — Martha. Operator, number, please It's been so many years Will she remember my old voice While I fight the tears? Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost And I am calling long distance Don't worry 'bout the cost 'Cause it's been forty years or more Now Martha please recall Meet me out for coffee Where we'll talk about it all And those were the days of roses Poetry and prose and Martha All I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows We'd packed away our sorrows And we saved them for a rainy day And I feel so much older now And you're much older too How's your husband?
And how's your kids? You know that I got married too? Lucky that you found someone To make you feel secure 'Cause we were all so young and foolish Now we are mature And those were the days of roses Poetry and prose and Martha All I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows We'd packed away our sorrows And we saved them for a rainy day And I was always so impulsive I guess that I still am And all that really mattered then Was that I was a man I guess that our being together Was never meant to be And Martha, Martha I love you can't you see?
And those were the days of roses Poetry and prose and Martha All I had was you and all you had was me There was no tomorrows We'd packed away our sorrows And we saved them for a rainy day And I remember quiet evenings Trembling close to you Edit Lyrics.
Martha song meanings. Quite an intro. The album also includes Downtown Train — a big hit for Rod Stewart five years later in Despite the brilliance of predecessor Blue Valentine , this album has longer legs. Character-packed, the album focuses on men back from war and hovering on the brink of terminal despondency. Verified Purchase. I really cant believe I got ripped off on this purchase!!
Nowhere in the fine print did it say that I was ordering a cassette instead of a CD. I dont even have a cassette player in my house or my car. Bum deal by a bum person. Why this is so would be anybody's guess, but methinks its creation date has a lot to do with it. The songs on this collection represent the earliest and thus understandably the most innocent period of Tom's commercial recording career. Yes, here I must recognize the existence while mentioning the relative unimportance of the "Early Years" era, before several thousand Mothers of Invention fans stood in the San Diego Community Concourse, bewildered, mouths agape, staring at what we all assumed was Frank Zappa's latest novelty act following Beefheart, Fischer, GTO, Cooper.
See all reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Vinyl "Please retry". Vinyl —. Audio, Cassette "Please retry". Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In stock on October 5, Small Change. Tom Waits. Bone Machine. Rain Dogs. Usually ships within 6 to 10 days. Used Songs What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The Early Years, Vol. This one is the standard old paper sleeve. A little disappointed, as this is one of my favorite albums of all time.
Will update review after arrival of new copy. If second copy comes in poor condition, will return and keep an eye out for original pressing for a decent price. Anti debuted their reissue series with "Closing Time," which was the worst sounding new record I've ever purchased, and I've been collecting vinyl for over 40 years. Probably my favorite Waits album. But he's not for everyone, has a lot of variations, and people should listen before buying.
Since vinyl has a rebirth, my cd's have been pretty idle. With turntable and cartridge improvements, the superior format has been re established. I recently discovered Tom Waits. Sheltered life, I guess. I like the sound and mood of this CD. It's aptly titled. Outstanding remastering on this great cd. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful and complete albums created.
This is the 5th time I've bought this album in my life so far. Never tire of hearing this album. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Bought if for the sound upgrade, something that isn't always necessary on early Waits cds. One person found this helpful.
Of course the music is great, but it was disappointing reading all of the negative reviews about the US pressing I was really excited about this reissue. I read that it was corrected, but wasn't sure if Amazon still had the old copies or not.
I decided to spend a few extra dollars and get this one. Sounds fine to me. Glad I can check this one off my list! See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Tom Waits has recently acquired the ownership of his Asylum Records era recordings , and has set about remastering them for CD and vinyl, alongisde his wife, Kathleen Brennan.
My review is from the CD version. As an album, it perhaps shows that Waits' talent had yet to crystallise into a truly distinctive style, but there are some great songs on here - 'Ol' 55', which the Eagles recorded on their album, 'On The Border', the sweet ballad 'I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You', which is charming, and the sentimental 'Martha', which was covered by Tim Buckley and also Iain Matthews.
Some tracks aren't quite so effective - 'Ice Cream Man' tries a bit too hard, and the budgetary limitations occasionally undermine the ultimate effect, but I have always loved this album, faults and all. I gather that Waits finds it difficult to listen to his pre-'Swordfishtrombones' era recordings, but truly, he has nothing to fear, on this evidence.
Me, I am going to get 'em all over again - it's like meeting up with an old friend. This first recording by Tom Waits is part of what I think of as his lounge lizard phase.
Imagine a sleazy cocktail lounge with a tipsy pianist growling out cynical, world weary songs between drinks and cigarettes and ignoring requests for standards and you have a picture of the sound world of this album. This is poignant music for late at night that has a Damon Runyonesque charm.
Join Tom Waits amongst the lonely drinkers, failed dreamers and other human flotsam in his songs and enjoy his impressive debut album.
It might be the hesitant production, or simply TW finding his feet, trying out ideas. Little Trip To Heaven is one of the highlights, with its languid vocal and sax accompaniment, and could have come from almost any of his first half-dozen albums. Closing Time, an instrumental, closes a generally fine first album in classy style.
Like every single one of his releases it has a perfectly apt cover, in this case a tousle-haired, goateed Tom leaning against his piano shrouded in the dark of a club or - more likely - a bar.Apr 02, · Tom Waits Greatest Hits (FULL ALBUM) - Best of Tom Waits [PLAYLIST HQ/HD]. Tom Waits Greatest Hits (FULL ALBUM) - Best of Tom Waits [PLAYLIST HQ/HD].