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3''Blood Money'' is a 2002 album by Music/TomWaits, based on the play ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'' by Georg Büchner. It was released as a companion piece to ''Music/{{Alice}}'' (2002) and just like that album it contains music written for a play by Robert Wilson. Waits had worked with Wilson before on ''Music/TheBlackRider'' (1993).
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5The album is best remembered for the tracks "Misery Is The River of the World" and "God's Away On Business".
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7!! Tracklist
8# "Misery Is the River of the World" (4:25)
9# "Everything Goes to Hell" (3:45)
10# "Coney Island Baby" (4:02)
11# "All the World Is Green" (4:36)
12# "God's Away on Business" (2:59)
13# "Another Man's Vine" (2:28)
14# "Knife Chase" (2:26)
15# "Lullaby" (2:09)
16# "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" (3:41)
17# "The Part You Throw Away" (4:22)
18# "Woe" (1:20)
19# "Calliope" (1:59)
20# "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (3:57)
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22!! ''Troping in the Belly of a Whale''
23* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
24** "The Part You Throw Away":
25---> '''''H'''oudini '''h'''ands''
26** "Everything Goes To Hell":
27--->''A '''w'''oman '''w'''hen she '''w'''eeps''
28** "Starving In The Belly Of The Whale":
29--->''If you live in hope you're dancing to a '''t'''errible '''t'''une''
30** "Another Man's Vine":
31--->''Around a '''r'''ed '''r'''ose''\
32''I see a '''r'''ed '''r'''ose, a '''r'''ed '''r'''ose''
33* AllMenArePerverts: "Everything's Goes To Hell":
34-->''A man has only one thing on his mind''
35* CosmicPlaything: Woyzeck.
36* CrapsackWorld: "Misery Is the River of the World"
37-->''All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble''\
38''And still have room for you and me''
39* CultSoundtrack: To the play of the same name.
40* CymbalBangingMonkey: The organ grinder's mechanical monkey, which sings "Misery is the River of the World" from Blood Money. Facially, it's a character of Tom Waits, and was voiced by a recording of him.
41* FaceOnTheCover: Waits in close-up.
42* ForWantOfANail: "Misery Is The River Of The World":
43-->''For want of a bird''\
44''The sky was lost''\
45''For want of a nail''\
46''A shoe was lost''\
47''For want of a life''\
48''All life was lost''\
49''For want of a toy''\
50''A child was lost''
51* GaiasVengeance: "Misery Is The River Of The World":
52-->''You can drive out nature with a pitchfork''\
53''But it just keeps roaring back''
54* GrassIsGreener: "Another One's Vine":
55-->''I see a red rose blooming, on another man's vine''
56* GratuitousFrench: "Everything Goes To Hell":
57-->''Laissez-faire mi amour, c'est la vie''
58* HaveYouSeenMyGod: "God's Away on Business".
59-->''Who are the ones that we kept in charge?''\
60''[[AmoralAttorney Killers, thieves, and lawyers]]''
61* HumansAreBastards: "Misery Is the River of the World".
62-->''If there's one thing you can say about mankind''\
63''There's nothing kind about man''\
64''All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble''\
65''And still have room for you and me''
66* {{Instrumental}}: "Knife Chase" and "Calliope".
67* IronicNurseryTune: "Lullaby" makes use of a children's bedtime prayer.
68-->''If I die before you wake''\
69''Don't you cry, don't you ache''\
70''Nothing's ever yours to keep''\
71''Close your eyes, go to sleep''
72* LimitedLyricsSong: "Woe".
73-->''The ribbon round your neck''\
74''Against your skin that's pale as bone''\
75''If is my favorite thing you've worn''\
76''The band is playing our song''\
77''And we won't go home, 'til morn''
78* NowILayMeDownToSleep: "Lullaby".
79-->''If I die before you wake''\
80''Don't you cry, don't you ache''\
81''Nothing's ever yours to keep''\
82''Close your eyes, go to sleep''
83* OneWordTitle: "Lullaby", "Woe", and "Calliope".
84* ThePowerOfLove: "Coney Island Baby".
85-->''When I'm with her, I'm the richest''\
86''Man in the town''
87* {{Pun}}: "Misery is The River Of The World":
88-->''If there's one thing you can say about mankind''\
89''There's nothing kind about man''
90* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Everything Goes To Hell":
91-->''There are few things''\
92''I never could believe''\
93''[...] A snake when he is sleeping''
94* SchmuckBait: "God's Away On Business":
95-->''There's always free cheddar in a mousetrap''
96* ShoutOut: "The Part You Throw Away" namedrops Creator/HarryHoudini.
97-->''Houdini hands''
98* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: "Starving In The Belly Of The Whale"
99--> ''If you live in hope you're dancing to a terrible tune''
100* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Amidst the bleakness of the other tracks, "All the World is Green" is a gentle love ballad.
101* VillainSong: "Everything Goes to Hell" and "God's Away on Business".
102* WarIsHell: "A Good Man Is Hard To Find".
103-->''A long dead soldier looks out''\
104''From the frame''\
105''No one remembers his war; no one''\
106''Remembers his name''

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