Music Monday: “Last Leaf” By Tom Waits

I just realized that today is Tom Waits’ birthday.

Not that I need an excuse to listen to his music.

I’m the last leaf on the tree
The autumn took the rest but they won’t take me
I’m the last leaf on the tree

I fight off the snow
I fight off the hail
Nothing makes me go
I’m like some vestigial tail
I’ll be here through eternity
If you want to know how long
If they cut down this tree
I’ll show up in a song

Happy Birthday, Mr. Waits. Thank you for being an inspiration.

Write on.