Too many times you’re gonna go out river walking
Too many times you come in late
Too many times you suck yourself out of the scene.
It makes you walk up straight,
It makes you walk up straight.

Too many times you trade the bottle for the body
One drop for breath and one for skin
You say nobody knows the truth about your body
Are you tired and thing? Are you tired and thin?

But if I were a good man
Would it really happen
Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
But maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
I believe in love, I’m married to my work.

Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
we were born to live here we were born to die here
and you know this when you work
yeah you watch me when you work

and When you are free from the work of the towns
well You know what to do with your hands
Listen, I’m sure, you’ve got a few ideas.
And when you wake from the shell of this body
How will you sink your ghost in a man
Well I hope you’ve got something better up your sleeve

Too many times you cleaned your love dry for your family
And roll over in your sleep
Roll over twice and hold the burden like a man
Something you can keep, something you can keep
You smell the scent of something burning in the kitchen
He smells the future on the lawn.
These are the things we come to recognize as truth
We cut the right into wrong, we cut the right into wrong.

But if I were a good man
Would it really happen
Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
But maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
I believe in love, I’m married to my work.

Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
we were born to live here we were born to die here
and you know this when you work
yeah you watch me when you work

it seems that we used to live like rebels
but now we get scared like our parents
our struggling faith,
its just a waste of money

and when you wake up tomorrow my son
yeah, you will be the father of something terrible
it will shine throughout you life
oh it won’t burry you
cause we know
somewhere in the darkness
you will find love baby
you will find love
you will feel young again
and you will feel young.


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    General CommentI think the lyrics are still a bit off. These are about 99% accurate.

    Too many times you're gonna go out river walking
    Too many times you come in late
    Too many times you suck yourself out of the scene.
    It makes you walk up straight,
    It makes you walk up straight.

    Too many times you trade the bottle for the body
    One drop for breath and one for skin
    You say nobody knows the truth about your body
    You look tired and thin. Are you tired and thin?

    But if I were a good man
    Would it really happen
    Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
    But maybe I'm a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I'm married to my work.

    'Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
    I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
    we were born to live here we were born to die here
    And you know this when you work
    Yeah, you watch me when you work

    When you are free from the work of this house
    Well you know what to do with your hands
    Oh yes, I'm sure, you've got a few ideas.
    And when you wake from the shell of this body
    How will you sink your ghost in a man
    Yes I hope you've got something better up your sleeve

    Too many times you bleed your love dry for your family
    And mull it over in your sleep
    Roll over twice and hold the burden like a man
    Something you can keep, something you can keep
    You smell the scent of something burning in the kitchen
    He smells the future on the lawn.
    These are the things we come to recognize as truth
    We cut the right into wrong, we cut the right into wrong.

    But if I were a good man
    Would it really happen
    Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
    But maybe I'm a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I'm married to my work.

    'Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
    I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
    We were born to live here we were born to die here
    And you know this when you work
    Yeah you watch me when you work

    It seems that we used to live like rebels
    But now we get scared like our parents
    Our struggling faith,
    Its just a waste of money

    And when you wake up tomorrow my son
    Yeah, you will be the father of something terrible
    It will shine throughout your life
    Oh it will shine throughout your life
    Oh it will shine throughout your life
    Oh it won't burry you
    'Cause we know
    Somewhere in the darkness
    You will find love baby
    You will find love
    Somewhere in the darkness
    You will find love baby
    You will find love
    You will feel young again
    Oh, you will feel young again
    Oh, you will feel young again
    And you will feel young.
    HawkValentineon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite Voxtrot song. my god it's amazing.
    whitestrpsrockon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are quite off, I think, here's what I believe the words to be.

    Too many times you’re gonna go out river walking
    Too many times you come in late
    Too many times you suck yourself out of the scene.
    It makes you walk up straight,
    It makes you walk up straight.

    Too many times you trade the bottle for the body
    One drop for breath and one for skin
    You say nobody knows the truth about your body
    Are you tired and thing? Are you tired and thin?

    But if I were a good man
    Would it really happen
    Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
    But maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I’m married to my work.

    Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
    I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
    we were born to live here we were born to die here
    and you know this when you work
    yeah you watch me when you work

    and When you are free from the work of the towns
    well You know what to do with your hands
    Listen, I’m sure, you’ve got a few ideas.
    And when you wake from the shell of this body
    How will you sink your ghost in a man
    Well I hope you’ve got something better up your sleeve

    Too many times you cleaned your love dry for your family
    And roll over in your sleep
    Roll over twice and hold the burden like a man
    Something you can keep, something you can keep
    You smell the scent of something burning in the kitchen
    He smells the future on the lawn.
    These are the things we come to recognize as truth
    We cut the right into wrong, we cut the right into wrong.

    But if I were a good man
    Would it really happen
    Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
    But maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I’m married to my work.

    Cause I could be your father, I could be your brother,
    I could be your flower, rise up in the dirt,
    we were born to live here we were born to die here
    and you know this when you work
    yeah you watch me when you work

    it seems that we used to live like rebels
    but now we get scared like our parents
    our struggling faith,
    its just a waste of money

    and when you wake up tomorrow my son
    yeah, you will be the father of something terrible
    it will shine throughout you life
    oh it won’t burry you
    cause we know
    somewhere in the darkness
    you will find love baby
    you will find love
    you will feel young again
    and you will feel young.


    Absolutely fucking great song, though.
    sheteachesarton December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I’m married to my work.

    Love this part.

    Does anyone know what he means here:
    yeah, you will be the father of something terrible?
    GotYouWhereIwanton May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut if I were a good man
    Would it really happen
    Would you walk me home then, everyday from work.
    But maybe I’m a good man, wait and let it happen
    I believe in love, I’m married to my work.


    that stanza just makes me melt every time. i love how the older songs have such wonderful poetic lyrics
    indierockesson December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit seems that we used to live like rebels
    but now we get scared like our parents

    i love this part its so true, its what scares me every day.
    rokouttilur80on June 14, 2011   Link

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