When music meets technology – the geography of Tom Waits’ lyrics

The mention of a specific place in a song lyric can connect its listeners to the culture, landscape, and atmosphere of that place. In an absurd exploration of the places that Tom Waits has mentioned in his song lyrics, Swedish web developer Jonas Nordström has visualized Waits’ location references.

From the African jungles to the urban neighborhoods of NYC, The Tom Waits Map allows you to browse locations and then click through to the album, the song, and the lyric set that each point corresponds to. The interactive map even links the song titles to Spotify whenever possible so that fans can listen to some of their favorite places.

Click here to see if Tom Waits has mentioned your hometown in a song lyric.

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