Things have been uneven since the year of Blood Money and Alice, so I haven't been following Tom Waits as closely lately. I just heard this song for the first time today:
Pretty horrifying. The top youtube comment is:
I did one pump in iraq, two more in afghan. Now i'm out of the service and listen to this song when I think about how badly my body has been broken down, how my illusions about america and the world broke down, how everything in my life has broken apart in one way or another as a result of my service.