We Can Talk

Album: Music From Big Pink (1968)
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  • We can talk about it now
    It's the same old riddle, only starting from the middle
    I'd fix it but I don't know how
    Well, we could try to reason, but you might think it treason
    One voice for all, echoing along the hall
    Don't give up on Father Clock
    We can talk about it now

    Come, let me show you how
    To keep the wheels turning, you've got to keep the engine churning
    But did you ever milk a cow
    I had the chance one day, but I was all dressed up for Sunday
    Everybody, everywhere, do you really care
    Well then, pick up your heads and walk
    We can talk about it now

    It seems to me we've been holding something
    Underneath our tongues
    I'm afraid if you ever got a pat on the back
    It would likely burst your lungs
    Stop me if I should sound kinda down in the mouth
    But I'd rather be burned in Canada than to freeze here in the South

    Moving that eternal plow
    We've got to find a sharper blade, or have a new one made
    Rest awhile and cool your brow
    Don't you see there's no need to slave, the whip is in the grave
    No sulfur, no trance, it's safe now to take a backward glance
    Because the flames have turned to chalk
    We can talk about it now Writer/s: Richard Manuel
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Wyatt from Winthrop, Wai think it is a pretty good song, one of their best ones.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaI challenge anyone to name a band with three lead singers as talented Manuel, Danko and Helm. I can only think of The Beatles, and even there, I'm not so sure Harrison would hold up, mainly because they just didn't let him sing too man leads.
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