Christian kitsch vs. Tom Waits

You know, I don’t spend much time in Christian bookstores at all. Yes, if you look, there are the classics. Somewhere. At the back. First you have to wade through a whole bunch of contemporary fiction, Coldplay soundalikes, and worst of all, rows of, well, tchochkes. You know the stuff, bumper stickers, figurines of Jesus playing soccer with children, picture frames, et cetera. Anyway Tom Waits sends all that stuff up in the way that only he can:

I read years ago that the inspiration for the song came from one of Waits in-laws trying to get him to invest in the company behind those mints with Bible verses on them.