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Dirt in the Ground

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Bone Machine (1992) and on the live album Glitter And Doom Live (2009).

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What does it matter, a dream of love or a dream of lies
We're all gonna be in the same place when we die
Your spirit don't leave knowing your face or your name
The wind through your bones is all that remains

And we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be just dirt in the ground

The quill from a buzzard, blood writes the word
I want to know, am I the sky or a bird?
Hell's boiling over and heaven is full
We're chained to the world and we all gotta pull

And we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be just dirt in the ground

Now the killer was smiling with nerves made of stone
He climbed the stairs and the gallows groaned
And the peoples' hearts were pounding, they were throbbing, they were red
He swung out over the crowd, I heard the hangman said

We're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be just dirt in the ground

Now Cain slew Abel, killed him with a stone
The sky cracked open and the thunder groaned
Along a river of flesh, can these dry bones live?
Take a king or a beggar and the answer they'll give

Is we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be just dirt in the ground

We're all gonna be just dirt in the ground
We're all gonna be just dirt in the ground
I said we're all gonna be just dirt in the ground
We're all gonna be just dirt in the ground

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Kathleen Brennan Wikipedia16 / Tom Waits

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