Yeah! Oh, yeah! Now!
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night)
And rock was my pillow, too; (doo-oo-oo-oo-oo!)
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night)
And rock was my pillow, too. Yeah!

I'm saying: talkin' blues (talkin' blues),
talkin' blues (talkin' blues);
They say your feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo)
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
Your feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo)

Yeah, I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long)
I seem to wear a permanent screw; (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo)
I've been down on the rock for so long, (so long)
I seem to wear a permanent screw. (screw-oo-oo-oo-oo)
But-a I - I'm gonna stare in the sun,
Let the rays shine in my eyes.
I - I'm a gonna take a just-a one step more
'Cause I feel like bombin' a church -
Now - now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.
So who's gonna stay at home
When - when the freedom fighters are fighting?

Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
They say your feet is just too big for your shoes, woe-oh-oh-oh!
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), keep on talkin' blues (talkin' blues);
They say - you hear what they say -
Didn't you hear?

Cold ground was my bed (bed last night),
Rockstone - rockstone - rockstone was my pillow;
Cold ground was my bed last night (bed last night),
And rock was my pillow, too.

Sayin': (talkin' blues, talkin' blues):
I seem to wear a permanent screw - permanent screw.
Talkin' blues (talkin' blues), talkin' blues (talkin' blues):
Feet is just too big for your shoes. (shoe-oo-oo-oo-oo) /fadeout/


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    General Comment'Cause I feel like bombin' a church -
    Now - now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.


    In these two lines Bob is expressing his Rastafarian interpretation of the Holy Bible. This interpretation includes the idea that several key figures in the Bible were black insted of white.
    OceanOfChaoson May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Comment'Cause I feel like bombin' a church -
    Now - now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.


    In these two lines Bob is expressing his Rastafarian interpretation of the Holy Bible. This interpretation includes the idea that several key figures in the Bible were black insted of white.
    OceanOfChaoson May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta story about this song came up in a book that i am reading that was written by nesta's mum.she wrote that his father often said "stone for my pillow,and the sky is my roof. nesta's father hated the fact that his wife went to church and would pay teenagers to make trouble and disrupt the sunday service.
    freedom fighteron April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe rock and ground is referring to an actual rock he slept on. There's a video or it here. collegehumor.com/movies/1698863/
    ZEPPOon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are incomplete.
    lilchenon July 09, 2009   Link

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