"Tom's Diner" is a song written in 1981 by American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. The "Tom's Diner" of the song is Tom's Restaurant in New York City. Vega wrote the song based on a comment by her friend, a photographer, who mentioned that in his work, he sometimes felt as if "he saw his whole life through a pane of glass, and like he was the witness to a lot of things, but was never really involved in them."
Suzanne Vega- Tom's Diner .... "oh this rain it will continue through the morning as I'm listening to the bells of the Cathedral... I am thinking of your voice.. and of the midnight picnic once upon a time before the rain began."