Song: Jersey Girl
Artist: Tom Waits
Tonight I'm gonna take that ride,
across the river to the jersey side,
Take my baby to the carnival,
And I'll take you on all the rides.
Don't you know that all my dreams come true,
When i'm walkin' down the street with you,
My little angel gives me everything,
I know someday that she'll wear my ring.
So don't bother me cause I got no time,
I'm on my way to see that girl of mine
Nothin' else matters in this whole wide world,
when you're in love with a jersey girl,
According to Wikipedia, "Jersey Girl" is a song composed and originally sung by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits. Waits wrote the song with his future wife Kathleen Brennan, who had been living in New Jersey.
Waits describes his wife as "a remarkable collaborator, and she's a shiksa goddess and a trapeze artist, all of that. She can fix the truck. Expert on the African violet and all that. She's outta this world. I don't know what to say. I'm a lucky man. She has a remarkable imagination. And that's the nation where I live. She's bold, inventive and fearless. That's who you wanna go in the woods with, right? Somebody who finishes your sentences for you."
"Jersey Girl" is one of Waits' most tender songs, and captures a feeling of romantic longing despite its somewhat gritty details. Waits' recording includes drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and glockenspiel, in an arrangement that captures the feeling of the seashore by way of "Under the Boardwalk" or "Spanish Harlem".
Rebecca Lin 2014 Summer In USA