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* ContinuityNod: "Heartattack And Vine" makes mention of a "little jersey girl in the see-through top, with the peddle pushers sucking on a soda pop". The track "Jersey Girl" is also about such a girl.
* DevilButNoGod and GodIsFlawed: "Heartattack and Vine"
--> ''Don't you know there is no devil, there is just God when he's drunk''



* {{Instrumental}}: "In Shades".

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* %%* {{Instrumental}}: "In Shades".



* {{Joisey}}: "Jersey Girl", of course.

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* %%* {{Joisey}}: "Jersey Girl", of course.



* OneManSong: "Mr. Siegal".
* OneWomanSong: "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms".

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* %%* OneManSong: "Mr. Siegal".
* %%* OneWomanSong: "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms".



* ThePowerOfLove: "Jersey Girl"
--> ''You know she thrills me with all her charms''
--> ''When i'm wrapped up in my baby's arms''



* ShoutOut:
** "Heartattack And Vine" is heard in ''Film/Hellboy2004'' during the first scene where the adult Hellboy appears.
** Music/BruceSpringsteen covered "Jersey Girl" and includes it in most of his live shows, though his versions has a few lyrical differences. [[note]] Waits line about "whores on Eighth Avenue" was replaced by "the girls out on the avenue", and he added a verse about taking "that little brat of yours and drop[ping] her off at your mom's." [[/note]] "Heartattack And Vine" was covered by Music/ScreaminJayHawkins.
** "Jersey Girl" was used on the soundtrack of ''Film/JerseyGirl'', albeit in Music/BruceSpringsteen's version.
** ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': The episode "Bad Medicine" opens with "Til the Money Runs Out"
** "Ruby's Arms" is used on the soundtrack of ''Prénom Carmen'' by Creator/JeanLucGodard.



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[[caption-width-right:350:''The morning light has washed your face, and everything is turning blue now.'']]


** "Heartattack And Vine" is heard in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' during the first scene where the adult Hellboy appears.

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** "Heartattack And Vine" is heard in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/Hellboy2004'' during the first scene where the adult Hellboy appears.

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* LampshadeHanging: In hindsight, the opening line of "Saving All My Love For You" serves as a shockingly self-aware analysis of where the album falls in his discography, coming between his "bluesy barfly" first period and carnival-barker sound of the second period.
--> ''It's too early for the circus; it's too late for the bars...''


'''Heartattack And Vine''' is a 1980 album by Music/TomWaits. It's best remembered for the fan favorites "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms" and the title track. At the time it was his best-selling album up to that point.

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'''Heartattack And Vine''' ''Heartattack and Vine'' is a 1980 album by Music/TomWaits. It's best remembered for the fan favorites "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms" and the title track. At the time it was his best-selling album up to that point.



'''Tracklist'''

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'''Tracklist'''
!!Tracklist



# "Heartattack And Vine" (4:50)

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# "Heartattack And and Vine" (4:50)



# "Saving All My Love For You" (3:41)

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# "Saving All My Love For for You" (3:41)


* DevilButNoGod and GodIsFlawed: "Jersey Girl"

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* DevilButNoGod and GodIsFlawed: "Jersey Girl""Heartattack and Vine"

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* PackagedAsOtherMedium: The album cover is designed to look like a newspaper article.


Side 1

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Side 1[[AC:Side One]]



Side 2

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Side 2[[AC:Side Two]]





* MoralityBallad: "On the Nickel" is actually a parody of such. Waits wrote it from the point of view of a father telling his son that he'll end up like the men on Skid Row if he doesn't do as he's told.



* PerpetualPoverty: Not too surprisingly, "Til the Money Runs Out"
-->''Can't you hear the thunder someone stole my watch''\\
''I sold a quart of blood and bought a half a pint of scotch.''



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Waits wrote "Jersey Girl" for his wife.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Waits wrote "Jersey Girl" for his wife.wife and frequent collaborator Kathleen Brennan.

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* FaceOnTheCover: Waits is seen on the album cover as a newspaper picture.

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'''Heartattack And Vine''' is a 1980 album by Music/TomWaits. It's best remembered for the fan favorites "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms" and the title track. At the time it was his best-selling album up to that point.

It would be his final album for the label ''Asylum'' and symbolically end the first period of his career, where his music mostly evoked a "drunk pianist in a jazzy nightclub atmosphere". After this album Waits moved to another label, while his music changed into a style more akin to AvantGardeMusic / AlternativeRock with the NewSoundAlbum ''Music/{{Swordfishtrombones}}'' (1983).

'''Tracklist'''

Side 1
# "Heartattack And Vine" (4:50)
# "In Shades" (4:25)
# "Saving All My Love For You" (3:41)
# "Downtown" (4:45)
# "Jersey Girl" (5:11)

Side 2
# "Til the Money Runs Out" (4:25)
# "On the Nickel" (6:19)
# "Mr. Siegal" (5:14)
# "Ruby's Arms" (5:34)


!! Ruby's Tropes
* BreakUpSong: "Saving All My Love For You"
--> ''I'd come home, but I'm afraid that you won't take me back, but I'd trade off everything just to have you near.''
* ContinuityNod: "Heartattack And Vine" makes mention of a "little jersey girl in the see-through top, with the peddle pushers sucking on a soda pop". The track "Jersey Girl" is also about such a girl.
* DevilButNoGod and GodIsFlawed: "Jersey Girl"
--> ''Don't you know there is no devil, there is just God when he's drunk''
* {{Instrumental}}: "In Shades".
* InTheStyleOf: The album cover is designed in the style of a newspaper cover. The headlines of the articles are the names of the songs.
* IronicNurseryRhyme: "On The Nickel" , a pseudo lullaby about little boys who don't do what they should and grow up to be skid row homeless.
* {{Joisey}}: "Jersey Girl", of course.
* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Ruby's Arms".
--> ''As I say goodbye to Ruby's arms, you'll find another soldier, and I swear to God to Christmas, there'll be someone else to hold you''
* OneManSong: "Mr. Siegal".
* OneWomanSong: "Jersey Girl", "Ruby's Arms".
* OneWordTitle: "Downtown".
* ThePowerOfLove: "Jersey Girl"
--> ''You know she thrills me with all her charms''
--> ''When i'm wrapped up in my baby's arms''
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Waits wrote "Jersey Girl" for his wife.
* {{Scatting}}: "Jersey Girl" has Waits scatting "sha la la la", which surprised even him
--> ''I never thought I would catchy myself saying "sha la la la" in a song.
* ShoutOut:
** "Heartattack And Vine" is heard in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' during the first scene where the adult Hellboy appears.
** Music/BruceSpringsteen covered "Jersey Girl" and includes it in most of his live shows, though his versions has a few lyrical differences. [[note]] Waits line about "whores on Eighth Avenue" was replaced by "the girls out on the avenue", and he added a verse about taking "that little brat of yours and drop[ping] her off at your mom's." [[/note]] "Heartattack And Vine" was covered by Music/ScreaminJayHawkins.
** "Jersey Girl" was used on the soundtrack of ''Film/JerseyGirl'', albeit in Music/BruceSpringsteen's version.
** ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': The episode "Bad Medicine" opens with "Til the Money Runs Out"
** "Ruby's Arms" is used on the soundtrack of ''Prénom Carmen'' by Creator/JeanLucGodard.
* StockSoundEffects: Church bells are heard during "Saving All My Love For You".
* StopAndGo: "Til the Money Runs Out" has an instrumental intro, followed by a sudden break and a few seconds of silence. Then Waits and the instruments come in.
* TitleTrack: "Heartattack And Vine"
--> ''You'll probably see someone you know on heartattack and vine''
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