I worship at the altar of Tom Waits and especially the song, Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis. Wrote a little piece on it over at MUSIC DEFINED
"In a cynical world where music is mostly used for shilling plastic headphones and laundry detergent, “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis” operates on the level of the truly profound. With a knowing and wounded wink, the song brings dignity to the undignified and connects to the humanity in all of us. And that is all that matters in the end."