From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you, baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself?

Cool down mama, cool off
Cool down mama, cool off

You speak of sights and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

You were pretty as a picture
It was all there to see
Then your face caught up with your psychology
With a mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

And you speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table, hey


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Crumbs from Your Table Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General Comment"You speak of signs and wonders"
    speaking to countries who are not offering aid to Africa about how they go on thinking about what would help Africa and how much should they contribute, and they ask for signs they can see to promise them that it's not a lost cause.
    "I need something other"
    i don't want you to think i need you donations
    "I would believe if I was able"
    i would like to believe that you are willing to help but i can't really unless i see you help
    "But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table"
    it's like come on i'm only asking for crumbs here why do you have to make me beg
    kamaryaon April 08, 2008   Link

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