Sun’s so hot, water hole’s dry
I wanna give up but I don’t know why
Sun’s so hot, the meat cooks in the shade.

Saw a lamb and it was choking on death
Its mother’d kicked and broken is neck
I’ve never seen blood or milk mix, so divine
I never seen such beauty so malign.

Brother said, brother never done me good
Nodding a face, full of campfire soot
Been burning alport coals, sting like a bitch.

I catch a lift on the last bus home
To the end of the line, for the coppers I own
I get thrown off, hit on, beat up, before I drown
In the lurking backwaters, I’ll lay my body down.

Fifty stars above my head, and
Thirteen scars run through my chest
Blue and red blood fuck up my veins.

Blackened eyes, and a purple nose
I've got missing teeth, got a lot of those.
Oh, Marigold, you've never done me no harm.

Marigold, in debt to you
Don't ever wanna say the things I've thought of you
Marigold, I wrote you a love song.

Lyrics submitted by ElleDriver, edited by darkeyelewj

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