Suzanne Vega Lyrics "Tom's Diner" I am sitting in the morning At the diner on the corner I am waiting at the counter For the man to pour the coffee And he fills it only halfway And before I even argue He is looking out the window At somebody coming in "It is always nice to see you," Most recently the DNA remix in concert is a blast to hear. The second album by Suzanne Vega, a New York-based singer-songwriter obsessed with Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed who had become misleadingly pegged as a folk singer, began with “Tom’s Diner”, an a cappella song set in a restaurant, that had “popped into [her] head fully formed”.

Suzanne Vega wrote this song while eating breakfast at Tom's Restaurant on the corner of Broadway and 112th Street in New York City. I have been to small NYC clubs where the audience breaks out in the Choir as a rumble and louder and louder and i have been in places where the only sound is Suzanne Vega singing Tom’s.

Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Thus, Suzanne Vega has earned the title, "Mother of the MP3." Suzanne Vega wrote her wordy a cappella tune "Tom’s Diner" in 1981 during a visit to a diner in her neighborhood, the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Ryan Maguire’s Ghost In The MP3 project examines that abandoned information. Tom’s Diner is a concert favorite, please don’t stop. Check out Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega & DNA on Amazon Music. Maguire recently released his first track in the series, the anagramatically titled “moDernisT.” It’s a technological echo of Suzanne Vega’s a capella “Tom’s Diner”—a track that was used in listening tests when the MP3 format was being developed. According to sources on the web, the first song in this collection, Tom's Diner, was used as the model piece in the development of the mp3 compression algorithm.