Cool Water

Album: Naked (1988)
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  • Day by day
    Whistle while you work
    Our backs are breaking
    Up from hollow earth
    From end to end
    The noise begins
    In the human battle stations
    And the big one's coming in

    Work, work, work, work
    Work till holes are filled
    Work, work, work, work
    Bags of bone and skin
    Lovers hold hands
    Tossing their heads
    Tangled in hair
    Tied to earth
    With skin and glue

    But their skin is the same as yours
    Coming in for the world to see
    They can sit at the table, too
    The same blood as you and me

    Speak very softly
    Hold my hand
    Someone is sleeping in my bed
    Priests pass by
    Worms crawl in
    One dreams to be
    One dream for all
    His skin is the same as yours
    Is he not made the same as you?
    And some have fallen down
    And blood spilled on the ground

    Work, work,work
    Till his life is done
    The old man is at our door
    And he's knocking...knocking
    As his neighbors weep
    Each day repeats
    Are we nothing in your eyes?
    Someone answer, someone answer
    This rusted garden gate
    Can barely even stand
    Their work is over now
    And rest will be at hand

    Is their skin not the same as yours?
    Can they sit at the table to drink
    Cool water
    Cool water
    And his lungs are filled with rain...
    And the water's rushing in... Writer/s: CHRIS FRANTZ, DAVID BYRNE, JERRY HARRISON, TINA WEYMOUTH
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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