"Sinkemlow" as written by and Neil Fallon Dan Maines....
Oh I ain't joking when I'm telling ya
That while in the Yakima
Digging up them thunderegg stones
Well, we cracked them wide open
The mountain started smoking
And the sky turned the color of a crow

Fires in the northlands
Floods to the south
Put the pedal to the metal
And let it all hang out
Fires in the northlands
Floods to the south
Put the pedal to the metal
And let it all hang out

[Chorus]
The ash turned to confetti, hallelujah!
Outside them great Tri Cities, hallelujah!
Oh, God showed his great mercy, hallelujah!
Turned ash into confetti, hallelujah!

Handkerchiefs on coughing mouths
Running to the full hotels
Left us with no other place but home
And in the distance
Tail lights came and went
Sometimes as eyes of Vulcan sorcery

Fires in the northlands
Floods to the south
Put the pedal to the metal
And let it all hang out
Fires in the northlands
Floods to the south
Put the pedal to the metal
And let it all hang out

[Chorus]

Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe
We'll make it to that rise
Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe
We'll see another sunrise, oh yeah

[Chorus: x2]

Hallelujah! [Repeat: x2]


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"Sinkemlow" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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  • +1
    General Commenti found the lyrics for Sinkemlow (jam room)

    In a shallow grave, we dug for thundereggs
    In the Yakima, with the rattlesnake
    When we came out, to unload the mother stone
    Day was night, wind was warm and birds they did not sing

    Run son, get on in
    We must get to Kennewick
    Sodom and Gomorrah
    After this I'll pity them
    Mountains falling from above
    Pompeii you have our prayers and love

    Handkerchiefs on coughing mouths
    Running to the full hotels
    Left us with no other place but home
    In the distance
    Tail lights came and went
    At time as eyes of Vulcan sorcery

    Run son, get on in
    We must get to Kennewick
    Sodom and Gomorrah
    After this I'll pity them
    Mountains falling from above
    Pompeii you have our prayers and love

    Baby, baby, baby, baby I'll make it through the briars
    Baby, baby, baby, baby we'll see another sunrise
    Oh yeah

    The ash turned to confetti, Alleluia!
    In the great Tri-cities, Alleluia!
    Oh God gave his great mercy, Alleluia!
    Vine, Viche, Veti, Alleluia!
    Flag marianoalion April 05, 2014
    marianoalion April 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthunder egg stones might be a reference to the mythical 'thunderbirds' of native american origins.

    kind of brings up the subject: if your in a tight spot or difficult situation what should you do?
    jchvoidon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Mt. St helens blowing up, he is talking about the sky turning black as a crow, yakima, which is a town very close to the volcano and the Tri citys which again are cities very close to the volcano that were afected alot
    DTRSsouthon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI only know this song from JamRoom but the words are different. Whats up with that?
    gusjohnsongotthekeyon March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSinkemlow (from Pure Rock Fury) and Sink 'Em Low (from Jam Room) are two different songs (although they are very similar). The lyrics listed here are for Sinkemlow (Pure Rock Fury). For some reason they remade several of the songs from Jam Room on later albums.

    One Eye Dollar (redone on Beale Street)
    I Send Pictures (became Sleestack Lightning on Strange Cousins)
    Sinkemlow (became Sink 'Em Low on Pure Rock Fury)

    Maybe they just weren't satisfied with the originals.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about a vocano erupting (Inspired by the eruption of Mt. Saint Helen) and millions meeting their iminent doom, when all of the sudden the smoke and ash turn into confetti; at least that's what I assume it to be about. This song's refrain always gets a laugh from me, just a little bit of Neil's trademark humor.
    Unknownkiller8on April 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenten.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/… - a thunderegg is a rock filled with volcanic ash.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/… - In the 1980s Mt. St. Helens erupted and sent ash over much of Washington an as far as Oregon I believe.

    This song is a fictionalized (and semi-humorous) account of a real life event. Not to mention a truly kick a$$ tune. Both versions outline the same basic story, Kennewick is one of the Tri-cities in Washington.
    Seanoftheworldon June 24, 2014   Link

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