RE: Who/What is 'Edna Million' (Tom Waits song)
KOK, I remember Edna Million.
It was summer in 1971, no, 1970.
She and I were close, at least for a time.
Sweet hot and dusty days, full of hard work,
and then a rainfall or two cooled the evenings,
making the nights clear and peaceful.
We'd sit on the tail of her pick-up, drinkin'
beer, smokin' cigarettes, (though she liked
a bit of the weed sometimes, but my asthma
wouldn't allow me to partake,) and we had
many a talks that made me feel fine.
She had a scar on her upper thigh, that she
tried to keep covered, but damn, she couldn't.
She wouldn't talk about how she got that scar,
and I learn to not ask, but to appreciate it.
We talked about some silly things, and somethings
we'd cry together over things that I...I ain't
a clue why we cried about. The best thing was
that we were together...on the tail of her pick-up,
drinkin', smokin', and talkin'.
If only I could I paint all the evening skies we
saw together...it would be such a pretty book.
If I would have wrote down the words we spoke,
ahh, even God would have cried and fallen in
love with us. But I think He's gonna send me
to hell, but that's another matter.
I miss Edith...Edith...you did ask about Edith
Millions? Hell, no, you wanted to know about
She was a whore, and that is another story.