399 Pirates?

Rain Dogs (Island, 1985) is the eighth album by Tom Waits and is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years.

Waits wrote the album while living in a base room in Manhattan in 1984. According to the Internet, the album has been noted as one of the most important musically and critically in Waits career. It peaked at number 29 on the UK charts and number 188 on the US Billboard 200. 

I don’t get it. I don’t “get” Tom Waits. The first song, 'Singapore', reminds me of pirates. I don’t know why. It’s the only song on the album that made me think of anything.