And so we move from Brian Eno to Tom Waits, and a full-on pastiche of his style which naturally includes the Toontrack "Twisted Kit" EZX created by Michael Blair, Tom's drummer. It's in C, in 3/4.
The lyrics were inspired by T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land", specifically section III, "The Fire Sermon":
"O the moon shone bright on Mrs Porter
And on her daughter
They wash their feet in soda water."
You know you oughter
tell your daughter
Never bathe in soda water
All those bubbles
in the tub'll
cause the girl no end of trouble
The friend who always turns up late
and grandpa's heavy drinking
Habits are the things we do
when we're no longer thinking
Your son's no better
Going to get a
chill from sleeping in a sweater
Ditch the drama
Kick your karma
Buy the boy some new pyjamas
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