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Grinderman - Grinderman 2 Bellringer Blues

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  • ISRC:GBAJH1000442
  • Recorded:2010 Assault & Battery / State of the Ark - London, UK
  •  ©2010 Artist Intelligence Partnership Limited Under Exclusive License To Anti Inc.
  • Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Percussion:Nick Cave
  • Fender Mandocaster, Tenor Guitar, Guitar, Violin, Loops, Flute, Percussion, Backup Vocals:Warren Ellis
  • Bass:Martyn Casey
  • Drums, Percussion, Synth Drum, Backup Vocals:Jim Sclavunos

Lyrics

I saw my old friend Gabriel
Down the perimeter ringing a bell
I said hello
Hey man is there something wrong?
Where has everybody gone?
I don’t know
Well, I put my hand across my mouth
And I went out
Yeah, moving slow
What are you doing he said to me
I’m looking for my company
He said don’t bother, no

Well, next thing you l know when I took a look
Gabe was trying to sell me a book
But I got no dough
He said check it out, it’s going cheap
Check it out, it’s going cheap
I’ll give it a go
Well, I read that book, every page
And then I put it away
Said I don’t think so
It makes slaves of all of womankind
And corpses of the men
And I just don’t know

And we care a little bit
And we get scared a little bit
Of those two cold dead eyes that stare a little bit
And we cry a little bit
And we get by a little bit
Let your tears all come falling down

Put me on a big white steed
Ride it up and down your street
Wrapped up in a crimson coat
Sail me in a great big boat
I’ll sail around the waters for you
Kill your sons and daughters for you
Put me on a big white horse
Send me down to Banbury Cross

It’s okay Joe it’s time to go!
It’s okay Joe it’s time to go!
It’s okay Joe it’s time to go!
It’s okay Joe it’s time to go!