{poetry fix} birthday celebration lyric mash-up for tom waits + gregg allman + sinead o’connor

on 12-07-2012

This poem is a lyric mash-up I wrote to celebrate the birthdays of

Tom Waits {12-7}, Gregg Allman {12-8} & Sinéad  O’Connor {12-8}.


Though I held in my hand, the key to all joy,

Honey, my heart was not born to be tamed. 

I got that old lonesome feelin’ that’s sometimes called the blues . . .  

I go out every night and sleep all day. 

Go step yourself outside and look up at the stars above.  

There’s millions of people to offer advice and say how I should be . . .  

I’m goin’ to the country, baby do you wanna go?  

I’m dancing the seven veils,

want you to pick up my scarf.  

All the other stars seem dim around you,

and I think that I just fell in love with you.

                                                                                   yvonne melania lieblein {12-7-2012}

You can listen to me read the poem here:



Click on the photos below to experience each song.


1&2 Old Shoes {and Picture Postcards} – Tom Waits

photo: Henry Diltz











Southbound – Allman Brothers Band

photo: Capricorn Records












4 Nothing Compares 2 U –  Sinéad O’Connor

photo: Claudio Fabretti
















Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More – Allman Brothers

photo: from Savage Roads












6&7 The Emperor’s New Clothes –  Sinéad O’Connor

photo: BANG Showbiz











Statesboro Blues – Allman Brothers

photo: Jim Marshall Photography


















9&10 Mandinka –  Sinéad O’Connor












11 Little Trip to Heaven – Tom Waits

photo from: BU Culture Shock















12 I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You – Tom Waits

photo from: lucystardust|tumblr.

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