"Dirt in the Ground" as written by and Tom Waits....
What does it matter
A dream of love, or a dream of lies?
We're all gonna be in the same place when we die
Your spirit don't leave knowing
Your face or your name
The wind through your bones as all that remains
And we're all gonna be, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all going to be just dirt in the ground

The quill from a buzzard
The blood writes the word
I want to know am I the sky or a bird?
'Cause hell is boiling over
And heaven is full
We're chained to the world
And we all gotta pull
And we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all going to be just dirt in the ground

Now the killer was smiling
With nerves made of stone
He climbed the stairs
And the gallows groaned
And the people's hearts were pounding
They were throbbing, they were red
He swung out over the crowd, I heard the hangman said
We're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all going to be just dirt in the ground

Now, Cain slew Abel
He killed him with a stone
The sky cracked open
And the thunder groaned
Along a river of flesh
Can these dry bones live?
Take a king or a beggar
And the answer they'll give
Is we're all gonna be yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all gonna be, yeah, yeah
I said we're all going to be just dirt in the ground
We're all going to be just dirt in the ground
We're all going to be just dirt in the ground
I said we're all going to be just dirt in the ground
Yeah, we're all going to be just dirt in the ground


Lyrics submitted by LennyTheLeppy

"Dirt in the Ground" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

Lyrics © AUDIAM, INC

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  • +4
    General CommentYou have to love a song about plant fertiliser.
    sillybillyon June 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Hell's boiling over
    Heaven is full
    We're chained to the world"

    mmmmmmmmm.. so beautiful. Personally I find it more comforting to be dirt in the ground than an eternal life. Your soul, body and entire life getting scattered, lost in the ecosystem. Being chained to this world
    ylffon October 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont ya know were all gonna be just dirt in the ground??
    LennyTheLeppyon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe keeps surprising me
    MardyAsson January 26, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwow.
    poehaon May 29, 2009   Link

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