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that's the way

That's the way the stomach rumbles
That's the way the bee bumbles
That's the way the needle pricks
That's the way the glue sticks
That's the way the potato mashes
That's the way the pan flashes
That's the way the market crashes
That's the way the whip lashes
That's the way the teeth knashes
That's the way the gravy stains
That's the way the moon wanes

- Tom Waits / William Burroughs

The song is used to devilish effect in the spectacular production of 'Richard III' (in Dutch) by Orkater, which contains a whole bunch of Tom Waits songs, including 'Misery Is the River of the World', 'God's Away on Business' and 'The Part You Throw Away'.

Here's a trailer for the play.

(Oh, and for the purists: the oddly spelled "knashes" is forced by the rhyme.)


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