Omg this song. It’s one of my all-time favourites. It just always gets me right in the gut. I am a HUGE fan of romantic songs that aren’t all flowers and candles and perfection. Give me the damaged love song any day.
I introduced my husband to Tom Waits, but he is by far the bigger fan and he actually introduced me to this song.
“You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops.” Every time I hear this line I have to smile to myself. Jason and I met for the first time in a coffee shop so he always teases me about this line. It’s part of the reason this has become one of our songs.
This year for the sixteenth anniversary of our first date, Jason gave me “a ring made from a spoon.” Sappy? Yes. The best gift I have ever received? You bet.
This is one of those songs where I’ve never heard a cover that I really liked. Until the other night. Jason played this version and it made me cry.
What’s your favourite love song? (Traditional or not.)