Dutch photographer and movie director Anton Corbijn (R) signs autographs on his new photo book 'Waits/Corbijn' about US singer Tom Waits, at Foam photo museum in Amsterdam, on May 5, 2013.
I cover Tom Waits' 'Picture In A Frame' on my new album ... Penny and I broke up for two weeks and the song is about that time. I asked for a photo of her in a frame so that I could see her when I went to bed and when I woke up.
Well, the one I ended up choosing is 'What Is Life Without Love ... The reason I chose it was the lyrics are so happy, yet the music was so sad. So, I decided to take a different approach, and make it more of a toned-down song. It ended up working out well. We had Ralph Carney in town -- he plays with Tom Waits. We ended up putting him to use, and it took on a New Orleans-kind of direction.More quotes »
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