Based on that chalkboard of lyrics Waits posted on his site in June, "Bad As Me" will feature the lines, "No good you say? Well, that's good enough for me. You're the same kind of bad as me." (Waits is in the Rock Hall now, he's allowed to rhyme "me" with "me.") And thanks to Amazon, we also know "Bad As Me" -- which is also rumored to be the upcoming album's title -- is 3:10 long. But other than that, since Waits has been out of the studio for so long, we have no idea what his style sounds like these days as he enters his fifth decade of making music.
In closing, here's an impressive mashup of Waits' "God's Away on Business" as sung by Cookie Monster:
- Tom Waits