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)


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Talkin' Blues Lyrics as written by Lecon Cogill Carlton Barrett

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    '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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    '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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    a 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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    The 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 06, 2006   Link
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    These lyrics are incomplete.

    lilchenon July 10, 2009   Link

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