Blood Money (Tom Waits album)

Blood Money is the 13th studio album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label.

The album contains songs written for the musical Woyzeck, based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice, both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.

The song "God's Away on Business" is featured in the 2005 film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

The song "All the World is Green" is featured in the 2005 film The Secret Life of Words.

The song "Misery is the River of the World" is featured in The X-Files episode "Babylon", which aired on February 16, 2016.

The album ranked at #18 in Metacritic's Top 30 albums of 2002.

As of 2003, Blood Money has sold 143,000 copies in the US, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Track listing

All tracks written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

# "Misery Is the River of the World" – 4:25 # "Everything Goes to Hell" – 3:45 # "Coney Island Baby" – 4:02 # "All the World Is Green" – 4:36 # "God's Away on Business" – 2:59 # "Another Man's Vine" – 2:28 # "Knife Chase" – 2:26 (Instrumental) # "Lullaby" – 2:09 # "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" – 3:41 # "The Part You Throw Away" – 4:22 # "Woe" – 1:20 # "Calliope" – 1:59 (Instrumental) # "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" – 3:57

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