Foreign Affair - Tom Waits

    When travelling abroad in the continental style
    it's my belief one must attempt to be discreet
    and subsequently bear in mind your transient position
    allows you a perspective that's unique
    though you'll find your itinerary's a blessing and a curse
    your wanderlust won't let you settle down
    and you'll wonder how you ever fathomed that you'd be content
    to stay within the city limits of a small midwestern town
    most vagabonds i knowed don't ever want to find the culprit
    that remains the object of their long relentless quest
    the obsession's in the chasing and not the apprehending
    the pursuit you see and never the arrest

    Without fear of contradiction bon voyage is always hollered
    in conjunction with a handkerchief from shore
    by a girl that drives a rambler and furthermore
    is overly concerned that she won't see him anymore
    planes and trains and boats and buses
    characteristically evoke a common attitude of blue
    unless you have a suitcase and a ticket and a passport
    and the cargo that they're carrying is you
    a foreign affair juxtaposed with a stateside
    and domestically approved romantic fancy
    is mysteriously attractive due to circumstances knowing
    it will only be parlayed into a memory


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