"Bath Is Black" as written by and Marika Louise Hackman....
Even though you think
To push me from the bath into the sink
I can still get clean
From everything obscene

So just pass me the soap
And I will scrub so hard to have the hope
That one day I'll be free
And flies won't follow me

But if the bath is black
And the soap is old
You're turning the hot tap but the water is cold
Try as you might
Everything you've done has been washed out

And you're not coming home to

All this mess undressed
I'll put you to the test just try your best
Put your apron on
I feel it's been too long

Since you last made me laugh
Instead my hands have stuck to you with tar
And I can't get them off
I leave prints on the clock

But if the bath is black
And the soap is old
You're turning the hot tap but the water is cold
Try as you might

Everything you've prayed for won't be done until you've paid for all your hours
And you're not coming home tonight
You're not coming home
Tonight
You're not coming home

[Repeat x4]
(all this mess undressed)
You're not coming home
(I'll put you to the test just try your best)

'Cause if the bath is black and the soap is old
{tonight}
(all this mess undressed)
You're turning the hot tap but the water is cold
{you're not coming home}
(I'll put you to the test just try your best)

Try as you might everything you've
{tonight}
(all this mess undressed)
Try as you might everything you've
{you're not coming home}
(I'll put you to the test just try your best)

The bath is black and the soap is old
You're turning the hot tap but the water is cold
Try as you might
Everything you've prayed for won't be done until you've paid for all your hours

And you're not coming home tonight


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"Bath is Black" as written by Marika Louise Hackman

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about Marika wanting to be innocent and free from the sordid nature of the world but feeling like she can't find anywhere to clean herself.

    "Everything you've done has been washed out"
    She feels like all her efforts are hopeless.

    Marika is such an amazing lyricist.
    breecheekson December 29, 2013   Link

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