After You Die

Album: Bad as Me Deluxe Edition (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Waits signs off the Deluxe edition of Bad as Me with this imagination of what's it like to die. During an interview with UK newspaper The Observer he was asked if this is the kind of thing that keeps him awake at nights? "Well, I guess," Waits replied. "But that song started out just as a riff, taking triple rhymes, batting them back and forth. 'Like a jail door closing, like a male whore dozing…' And so on."

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