The higher that the monkey can climb
The more he shows his tail
Call no man happy 'til he dies
There's no milk in the bottom of the pail

God builds a church
And the devil builds a chapel
Like the thistles that are growing
'round the thrunk of a tree
All the good in the world
You can put into a thimble
And still have room for you and me

If there's one thing you can say about mankind
There's nothing kind about man
You can drive out nature with a pitch fork, baby
And it'll always comes roaring back again

Misery's the River of the World
Misery's the River of the World
Misery's the River of the World

The higher that the monkey can climb
The more he shows his tail
Call no man happy 'til he dies
There's no milk in the bottom of the pail

God tempers all the winds for the new shorn lambs
The devil knows the bible like the back of his hand
All the good in the world
You can put into a thimble
And still have room for you and me

If there's one thing you say about mankind
There's nothing kind about man
You can drive out nature with a pitch fork
And it'll always comes roaring back again

For want of a bird, the sky was lost
For want of a child, the knife was lost
For want of the toy, the child was lost
For want of a nail, a shoe was lost

And misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
Misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
Misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
And misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
And misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
And misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row, everybody row
Everybody row


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    General CommentThe song's called "Misery's the River of the World", actually and it's a Tom Waits' cover. I have to admit though that I like it more than the original!!<3
    InBetweenTheLineson April 16, 2012   Link

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