Well I walked in the pouring rain
And I heard a voice that cries "It's all in vain"
The voice of doom was shining in my room
I just need one day somewhere far away
Lord I just need one day

Well I'll be breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay

Well the river's so muddy, but it may come clear
And I know too well what's keeping me here
I'm just the slave of a burning ray
Oh give me the night, I can't take another sight
Please, please give me the night

CHORUS

Sun keeps beating down on me, wall's a mile high
Up in the tower they're watching me hoping I'm gonna die

I won't be breaking no rocks
I said "I won't be breaking no rocks"

(I won't be breaking no rocks) Oh-oh-oh
(I won't be breaking no rocks) Oh-oh-oh
(I won't be breaking no rocks)
When the kingdom comes (repeat ad inf)


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    General CommentOrpha_yachts: this Bowie song is a cover itself. The original song is written and composed by Tom Verlaine.
    distantfingerson April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsort of a delta blues confession and a disco-club cry for forgiveness. a unique composition, as far as I can tell. I'd love to hear a cover version, by, let's say, Michael Jackson. L-O-L!!!
    orphan_yachtson January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm nearly sure that this is about a man being kept in a prison:
    I'll be breaking these rocks
    What's my price to pay?
    Wall's a mile high
    and of course:
    up in the tower they're watching me

    it could be a prison of his own on the other hand
    I wouldnt know:)
    surferbabeon March 24, 2007   Link

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