Tom Waits - "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You"
Lyric: "You light a cigarette, / I wish I had the guts to bum one / But we've never met / And I hope that I don't fall in love with you"
Sometimes smoking a cigarette seems like the ideal way to connect with an as-yet-unmet-love-interest. You see them head out to take a quick smoke and following after them feels neither creepy nor pathetic, it's merely two human beings who are addicted to the same life-threatening substance—sexy, right? Well, in this case, Tom Waits can't even get up the courage to go ask this girl he's pining over if he can bum a cigarette! That is a pretty sweet sentiment, Tom. It does seem a little odd though, imagining Tom as shy... that is definintely not the word that first jumps into my mind when I think about him. Also, this song is one of the best examples of how inevitable love can feel sometimes, almost as inevitable as picking up a tobacco habit while living in New York City.