"Black Fingernails, Red Wine" as written by and Finlay Temperley Beaton Joel Peter Quartermain....
Black fingernails, red wine
I wanna make you, all mine
A lot of people, under ground
You wanna get there
You gotta go straight down

Straight down

There's a culture, everywhere
Smoke clouds, hang in the air
So loud, can't hear you talk
You and I
Should take a walk downtown

Straight down
Downtown
Straight down

The argument over God, continues
In this house
All of us stand and point our fingers
At the ground
All of us stand and point our fingers

Straight down

Red letter day, black heart
It's gonna tear you, all apart
So loud, can't hear you call
You and I
Are gonna fall straight down

Straight down
Downtown
Straight down

The argument over God, continues
In this house
All of us stand and point our fingers
At the ground

The argument overall, continues
In this house
All of us stand and point our fingers

Straight down
Straight down
Straight down

Black fingernails, red wine
I want to make you, all mine
A lot of people, underground
You wanna get there
You gotta go straight down

The argument over God, continues
In this house
All of us stand and point our fingers
At the ground

The argument overall continues
In this house
All of stand and point our fingers

Straight down
Straight down
Straight down


Lyrics submitted by Carlordau

"Black Fingernails Red Wine" as written by Joel Peter Quartermain Finlay Temperley Beaton

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    General Commentpretty good new song from EJ, more rocky than anything from their last album, which is a good change as i preferred "Girl." I dont think the lyrics are 100% atm.
    Black fingernails, red wine, i dont know but by going on the film-clip, its about 'getting your hands dirty'=black fingernails and then trying to clean up the evidence: red wine= blood.
    i think it might be a bit more involved then that though.
    Carlordauon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis voice sounds so different in the verses

    I can't stop listening to this song!

    "the argument over god continues (in this house)
    all of us stand and point our fingers (to the ground)
    all of us stand and point our fingers...."

    ^ I like this bit
    xxkittenxxon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont really know the meaning to this song but I like it alot.
    LILbabyGon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey guys.. yeh i heard one of the band members on triple M and i can't remember his exact words but he said the song was about like culture kind of thing how wen u step into a club theres always an argument usually about religion.
    cassiieon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think cassiie may be right, the argument about religion is really big. It only takes 2 people to fight about religion, and it starts a whole war. THERE IS NO POINT, they gain nothing from it.
    lil rocker99on June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyways, I love this song.
    lil rocker99on June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is their best song, this and from the sea. i was surprised wen i found out they sang it coz his voice sounds different
    Paul Stanley roxon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is good, I think it is a reflection on the whole religion causing wars aspect of life. But, perhaps it's my hearing, but I thought the chorus was "Arguments over God continue this hell, all of us stand and point our fingers at the ground". But it's clear that Eskimo Joe are playing with different sounds, and their experimentation is paying off.
    bennysangelon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah "......and justice for all" : )
    Rock Fan 01on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think that his voice sounds a lot like Peter Garrett in this song? When I first heard it on the radio I thought "Hadn't the Oils broken up?" Great song from a good bunch of perth boys.
    willia05on June 14, 2006   Link

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