Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce

The video for Hell Broke Luce is bonkers/brilliant.

“Luce” is a reference to Jeff Lucey, a US soldier who took his own life after returning from a tour in Iraq, hanging himself with a hose in his parents’ basement. “What was his name? Jeff!” It’s a heavy, heavy song.

2 responses to “Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce

  1. The more one listens to this (Hell Broke Luce) the more powerful it becomes. You begin to feel what J. Lucey went through, which was hell. It’s a real shame them “stapled generals” don’t see the war field in person, as it’s going on. I’d bet Tom Waits would have a little something to say.

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